SBVAA will be co-hosting with the San Bernardino County Museum a Cosmic Night total lunar eclipse on Sunday, January 20 at 8:00 PM. We will be offering telescopes to view the eclipse. The museum is charging $10 / adult for entry into the museum which will have other astronomy activities.
Join us for our annual, year-end, holiday get-together on Saturday, December 1 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Shakey’s in Redlands. Pizza, potatoes and chicken will be provided by the club; salads and beverages are self-purchased. There will be a Secret Santa gift exchange starting at 3:45 pm. Bring a wrapped gift between $15-$25 for the exchange if you wish to participate.
“Building and Restoring Scopes” will be the November meeting’s program presented by our president Jamie Countryman. The November is on Saturday the 3rd, 7:00pm at the First Christian Church in San Bernardino.
The weather is going to be most foul at Oak Glen on Saturday evening, with clouds, rain and temps below 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast, so it’s been decided to cancel the outreach at Oak Glen.
Tonight, Friday September 21, is the outreach at the San Bernardino County Museum. Setup around 7:00 pm with viewing starting at 8:00 pm. We will be setting up in the back by taking the Edward’s Mansion driveway. All other visitors will need to enter the museum normally and paid an entry fee. There will be other astronomy related actives this evening in addition to viewing. We will have Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus along with the Moon.
This weekend is the second trip to the White Mountains for our “Grandview” of dark night sky. The official dates are Sept. 7-9; some are going up early on Thursday, Sept. 6. We will be camping at the lower Cedar Flats campground at the Nelson camp site. Cedar Flats is the campground on highway 168 right before the typical Grandview / Bristle cone pines turn off. Please use the event SignUp to let people know that you are coming and what your are contributing to the Saturday breakfast potluck.
Observers in the Americas are treated to a total lunar eclipse the evening of January 20th, 2019. Early risers can spot some striking morning conjunctions between Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon late in January. [ PDF]