Outreach - Smiley Elem. School Friday

Outreach at Smiley Elementary School in Redlands.

Smiley Elementary School
1210 W. Cypress Ave.

Redlands, CA. 92373

It is scheduled for Friday September 23rd; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. We should set up between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Saturn will be visible in the southwest.  A few other goodies, like Albireo and some clusters may peek through the sky glow.


September Meeting

Milky Way at Pioneertown

Viewing the Milky Way by Mike Ratcliff

Time & Place:
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00pm
First Christian Church
2102 E. Foothill Dr.
San Bernardino, CA

Pre-meeting Dinner,
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Pepper Steak Restaurant
26589 Highland Ave
Highland, CA 92346


Pioneertown Star Party

The next SBVAA Star Party will be this coming Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
At the PioneerTown Mountain Preserves (Wildlands Conservancy).  We are not going out to Johnson Valley. 
Come on out for a night of fun under the stars.

Pioneer Town Mountain Preserves (Wildlands Conservancy)
51010 Pipes Canyon Rd  
Pioneertown, CA 92268



Partner News

One Incredible Galaxy Cluster Yields Two Types of Gravitational Lenses

There is this great idea that if you look hard enough and long enough at any region of space, your line of sight will eventually run into a luminous object: a star, a galaxy or a cluster of galaxies. In reality, the universe is finite in age, so this isn't quite the case. There are objects that emit light from the past 13.7 billion years—99 percent of the age of the universe—but none before that. Even in theory, there are no stars or galaxies to see beyond that time, as light is limited by the amount of time it has to travel. But with the advent of large, powerful space telescopes that can collect data for the equivalent of millions of seconds of observing time, in both visible light and infrared wavelengths, we can see nearly to the edge of all that's accessible to us. [PDF]


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