June – July 2013
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, winter and summer solstices are exchanged. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. The declination of the Sun on the (northern) summer solstice is known as the tropic of cancer (23° 27′).
June’s Full Moon is the “Flower Moon”, “Strawberry Moon”, “Honey Moon”, “Rose Moon”, “Hot Moon”, “Planting Moon”, or “Wat Poornima”.
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Join us at Rock Springs parking lot (near the amphitheater) for Members-Only viewing.
We arrive before sunset and can stay until 2am.
Parking Permit required to comply with State Park rules. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t have an up to date permit.
April – October only.
The SFAA again joins the Mt Tam Interpretive Society at the annual ‘Summer Astronomy Program’ hosting public viewing events from April through October. SFAA members bring their telescopes, big and small, to Rock Springs parking lot and share viewing with the public after the astronomy lecture has concluded.
More details can be found on our Mt Tam Lectures page.
The SFAA hosts a not-to-be-missed Speaker Series where one of the Bay Area’s top scientists joins club members and the public, to share the latest findings from their cutting edge projects. Join us for this month’s exciting topic! Coffee and nibbles start at 7:15pm, general announcements and lecture kick-off at 7:45pm.