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.
“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.
Late spring brings warmer nights, making it more comfortable to observe a good showing of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Skywatchers can also look for the delicate Coma Star Cluster, and spot the Moon on the anniversary of Apollo 10’s “test run” prior to the Moon landing in 1969. [ PDF]