Join us for our September meeting where we will have a Show and Tell presentation from members that experienced the 2017 Great American Eclipse. We’ll also be discussing upcoming outreaches and Grandview 2 star party.
Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7:00pm
First Christian Church
2102 E. Foothill Dr.
San Bernardino, CA
Pre-meeting Dinner, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Jenny’s Family Restaurant
7750 Palm Ave.
Monday, August 21, 2017 where will you be? Standing in the Moon’s shadow? Those individuals traveling to where the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse. Although total solar eclipses are not rare, traveling to a location where they occur can be a challenge. This makes the 2017 Eclipse across the US exciting for it is relatively easy travel somewhere to see it. The last total solar eclipse to trek across the US was on June 8,1918.
If you are not traveling to a totality location, the Inland Empire can expect to see a partial solar eclipse with the moon approximately covering 2/3 of the sun. Solar glasses will be needed to see the partial eclipse or a pinhole viewer can be used safely.
Have you ever wondered how many stars you can see at night? A few thousand stars can be seen in the sky at once by lucky observers under the darkest skies! But most people don’t enjoy such dark skies – and knowing your sky’s brightness will help you navigate the night sky. Find out how you can use the stars of bright constellations to determine your sky's brightness in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes![ PDF]