The evening of June 1st (8:00pm – 10ish) there is an outreach scheduled at the East Valley Water District on Greenspot road for the Highland Chamber of Commerce. We will be having dinner at Jenny’s Dinner from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. No other events are scheduled for date. At the beginning of the year, a star party at Pioneertown was on the schedule but then this event came along and superseded it. Individuals wanting to go to Pioneertown should communicate with each other.
The April 11 Crafton elementary school outreached has been cancelled due to predicted cloudy skies. It will be rescheduled for a future date.
The San Bernardino County Museum outreach is still on for Friday, April 12. Remember to enter through the Edward’s mansion driveway and setup in the museum’s west end gazebo. Also remember that guests to the museum are charged a museum entry fee.
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.
Jupiter stakes its claim as the king of the planets in June, shining bright all night. Saturn trails behind Jupiter, and the Moon passes by both planets mid-month. Mercury puts on its best evening appearance in 2019 late in the month, outshining nearby Mars at sunset. [ PDF]