Holiday Get-Together, Dec 7

Our annual holiday get-together is this Saturday at Shakey’s in Redlands starting at 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. There is a secret Santa gift exchange for those that want to participate.

Nov. 23 – Outreach and Jupiter & Venus Close

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the club will be at Whitewater preserve from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. This is the first time at Whitewater since last winter’s rains washed out the road.

On Sunday Nov. 24, Jupiter and Venus will be 1.4 degrees apart. So at our outreach, the two brightest planets will be close just not their closest.

Observe the Moon – Pioneertown

Oct. 5 is International Observe the Moon night and we will be at Pioneertown for a public star party. Besides the moon, there will be Jupiter and Saturn to observe.

[Cancelled] Weekend Outreach – Oak Glen

The forecast is for rain and cloudy skies. The outreach has been cancelled.

The next SBVAA Public Outreach will be this Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at The Wildlands Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve. Sunset is at 6:37 pm, set up no earlier than 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Viewing will go from 6:30 pm to 11:45 pm.

Come on out for a night of fun under the stars.

Grandview – Trip 2

This weekend, for some starting Thursday, the club is making its second trip to Grandview in the White Mountains near Bishop. We will be camping in the Cedar Flats campground in the Ferguson spot. Hoping for clear weather and dark skies.

Upcoming Events

Public Outreach at the San Bernardino County Museum, Wed. Aug. 7.

Annual Club BBQ at Veterans Freedom Park (Pico Park), Sat. Aug 10.

Live from Chile – July 2 Total Solar Eclipse

Streaming at 1:00 pm PDT on July 2, the Exploratorium travels to the National Science Foundation’s Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile to broadcast the 2019 South American Total Solar Eclipse.

East Valley Water District Outreach – June 1st

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 At the beginning of the year, a star party at Pioneertown was on the schedule but then this event came along and superseded it.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. 

Rain, Rain Go Away

Both the Friday night, Competitive Edge, school outreach and Saturday’s Pioneertown outreach/star party have been cancelled due to clouds and rain in the forecast. Better luck next time.

Crafton Outreach Cancelled / Museum Still On

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.

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