• 19 Sep 2022 4:14 PM | Scott Miller (Administrator)

    Monday, 09/26/22
    02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Livestream

     SETI Institute

    DART: Can We Change an Asteroid’s Course and Save Planet Earth?

    NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test, demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection technology. True to its name, DART is a focused mission to prove whether a spacecraft can autonomously navigate to a target asteroid, intentionally collide with it and protect Earth from a potential asteroid impact.

    The mission target, which poses no threat to Earth, is the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos (Greek for “two forms”), which orbits a larger asteroid named Didymos (Greek for “twin”).

    Join SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Franck Marchis and Beth Johnson for a special SETI Talks with scientists involved in the mission or planetary defense at large. We will follow the spacecraft as it approaches its target, learn about the navigation system from JPL and APL engineers and scientists, see how astronomers around the world will watch the impact using other facilities and discuss why it matters. Finally, we will collaborate with Unistellar citizen astronomers live from Reunion Island to watch the impact and see if any aftermath is detected.

    Our guests will include:

        • Dr. Larry Denneau, ATLAS Co-PI and Senior Software Engineer at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai'i
        • Dr. Julie Bellerose, DART Navigation Team Chief at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
        • Dr. Amanda Sickafoose, Planetary Science Institute
        • Dr. Nicolas Erasmus, Planetary Science Institute
        • Dr. Michael Busch, SETI Institute research scientist
        • Dr. Andrew Chen, chief scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
        • Dr. Jian-Yang Li, Planetary Science Institute
        • Dr. Ryan Lambert, SETI Institute
        • Patrice Huet, Unistellar Network
        • Dr. Joe Masiero, Caltech/IPAC
    Schedule:

    2:30-2:40pm PDT

        • Welcome and introduction
    2:40-3:00pm PDT

        • Larry Denneau " Introduction to near-Earth asteroids and ATLAS
        • Julie Bellerose - DART navigation, sequence of events
    3:00pm-3:20pm PDT

        • Alex Meyer (Colorado University) - post-impact dynamics: what can we expect.
        • Amanda Sickafoose & Nic Erasmus (from SA)
    3:20-3:40pm PDT

        • Michael Busch - What do we know from RADAR ops?
        • Andy Cheng - “Why Dart?” and reveal of first image of Dimorphos
    3:40-4:00pm PDT

        • Jian-Yang Li - HST observations of the DART impact, as well as other planned observations of the ejecta
        • Ryan Lambert
    4:00-4:20pm PDT

        • Impact live (NASA feed + Reunion Island feed) - Impact!
        • Patrice Huet and more observers in Reunion Island
        • Joe Masiero - NEOWISE and NEO Surveyor
    4:20-4:40pm PDT

        • Wrap up with all scientists

    Website:  https://www.seti.org/event/dart-can-we-change-asteroids-course-and-save-planet-earth

    Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dart-can-we-change-an-asteroids-course-and-save-planet-earth-tickets-419097049557

    Cost:  Free

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    Monday, 09/26/22
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    In-person

    Recorded at:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFjPz_OzQyjOAnkSx5MKQtz0OpummvjH9

    Sonoma State University - What Physicists Do
    1801 E. Cotati Ave.
    Darwin Hall, Room 103
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928

    Observing Dark Matter in the Wild
    Speaker: David Wittman, UC Davis

    Website: http://phys-astro.sonoma.edu/public-events/what-physicists-do/2022-fall/observing-dark-matter-wild

    Cost:  Free

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    Tuesday, 09/27/22  7:00 PM
    In-person and Livestream

    Dinkelspiel Auditorium
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA 94305
    (Near the Tressider Student Union in the Music school)

    How the Universe Ends

    The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But how does the story end? In this lecture, Prof. Mack will share what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what the catastrophic destruction of all reality would look like to anyone still around to see it.

    Attend in person or online.  Register here.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/astronomy-lecture-how-the-universe-ends-w-book-raffle-registration-408164851057

    Website: https://kipac.stanford.edu/events/how-universe-ends

    Cost:  Free

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    Friday, 09/30/22  7PM
    In-person

    Telescope Makers Workshop
    Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94619-2450

    See 09/23/2022 description above.

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    Friday, 09/30/22 and Saturday, 10/01/22
    07:30 PM - 10:00 PM--Free telescope viewings are back!
    In-person

    Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94619

    See 09/23/2022 description above.
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    Saturday, 10/01/22
    07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Livestream

    Mt. Tam Astronomy

    An Astronomical Perspective on Globular Clusters, Planet Earth, and the Climate Crisis - Livestream

    evolution of stars for more than 100 years. I will describe the role that binary stars play in their fascinating internal dynamics and provide examples of how a cluster's binaries can be revealed using space-based observatories. The unusual perspective that astronomical studies such as these provide on our home planet led to the founding in 2019 of an organization aimed at harnessing this perspective to help combat the climate crisis. The author will briefly describe the goals and activities of Astronomers for Planet Earth, which now comprises 1400 astronomy educators, amateurs, students, and researchers worldwide.

    Speaker: Adrianna Cool, San Francisco State University

    See weblink for Zoom information

    Website: https://www.mttamastronomy.org/calendar

    Zoom:  https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/9556618485#success

    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/mttamastronomy

    Cost:  Free

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    Saturday, 10/01/22
    07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
    In-person

    College of San Mateo Bldg 36
    1700 W Hillsdale Rd
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Jazz Under the Stars

    Jazz Under the Stars is amonthly public stargazing event! Join us on the 4th floor planetarium for a night of smooth jazz, bright stars, and a lot of fun! We play our jazz from CSM's own KCSM 91.1. Founded in 1964, KCSM has grown to become one of the top 35 most listened to non-commercial stations in the US. With their help, the Astronomy department at CSM opens its observatory doors and balcony, for a night of science and fun! We operate for public viewing four 8” dobsonian telescopes, prefect for viewing the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. We also have a 140mm refractor, with which we view the craters on the moon. Finally, our 8’ schmidt-cassegrain is for our deep sky needs. It can peer deep into globular clusters, and nebulae! Our astronomers will also be available for questions and conversation, which you wouldn’t get anywhere else! Feel free to ask us your questions about the cosmos. Occasionally we even have the chance to image galaxies! Don't miss out, join us at our next Jazz Under the Stars!!

    See weblink for additional details

    Website: https://collegeofsanmateo.edu/astronomy/observatory.asp

    Cost:  Free

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    Monday, 10/03/22
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    In-person

    California Academy of Sciences
    55 Music Concourse Dr.
    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Science, Exploration and the Human Experience

    NASA's VIPER lunar mission (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) is a mobile robot that will go to the South Pole of the Moon to get a close-up view of the location and concentration of water ice that could eventually be harvested to sustain human exploration on the Moon, Mars - and beyond. Managed out of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, VIPER represents the first resource mapping mission on another celestial body and presents a unique operational paradigm within the history of robotic spaceflight.

    Speaker: Darlene Lim, NASA Ames

    Website: https://www.calacademy.org/events/benjamin-dean-astronomy-lectures/science-exploration-and-the-human-experience

    Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members & Seniors

  • 19 Sep 2022 9:00 AM | Scott Miller (Administrator)
    Monday, 09/19/22
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    In-person

    Varian Physics Building
    382 Via Pueblo Mall
    Room 355
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Cosmology and astrophysics with the extragalactic light: background and fluctuations

    The aggregate light emitted by all extragalactic sources can be measured either as an absolute intensity or through its spatial fluctuations; these are known as line-intensity mapping (LIM) when a particular line transition is targeted. I will discuss how these measurements can be used both to learn about galaxy evolution and to investigate the presence of more speculative sources of radiation, such as decaying dark matter. I will also discuss the prospects of LIM as a probe of large-scale structure in a multi-tracer context, focusing on the joint information across different line transitions and across different tracers, such as galaxies and extragalactic CMB foregrounds.

    Speaker: Gabriela Sato-Polito, Johns Hopkins University

    Website: https://kipac.stanford.edu/events/cosmology-and-astrophysics-extragalactic-light-background-and-fluctuations

    Cost:  Free

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    Monday, 09/19/22
    04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
    In-person

    Physics North
    UC Berkeley
    Room 1
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    What is elementary particle physics today and where is it going?

    At best, I have minimal qualifications to be giving such a colloquium - grad student in particle theory at SLAC in the 1970s, pioneer in particle cosmology, HEP fellow traveller for many years, and now as co-chair of the NAS "future of particle physics study" (https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/elementary-particle-physics-p...).  I suspect that my perspective will be very different than that heard in similarly titled colloquia that you have attended in recent years, and I hope that my talk will stimulate much conversation - both from insiders and outsiders - before and after the talk.  (This talk derives from my career-long attempt to make sense of this field that has awed and inspired me for 50 years and does not represent anyone’s views except my own.)

    Speaker: Michael Turner, University of Chicago

    Website:  https://physics.berkeley.edu/news-events/events/20220829/fall-2022-colloquia-schedule

    Cost:  Free

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    Monday, 09/19/22
    04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
    In-person

    Physics North
    UC Berkeley
    Room 1
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    Cosmology: What we know, what we don’t know and what we don’t know we don’t know

    For most of the last century cosmology was the province of astronomers (mostly in California) and concerned itself with galaxies in an expanding universe. Beginning around 1980, ideas from particle physics began to enter cosmology, focussed on events that took place during the first microsecond. Circa 2000, with the discovery of cosmic acceleration/dark energy and precision measurements of CMB anisotropy the current paradigm - LambdaCDM emerged, revealing deep connections between particle physics and cosmology. According to LCDM, the gravity of particle dark matter holds all structures together, the repulsive gravity of dark energy is speeding up the expansion and the quantum seeds for galaxies arose during a very early burst of accelerated expansion (inflation). Cosmology solved? Not exactly, we have no direct evidence for the dark matter particle; we don’t understand dark energy; and have no standard model for inflation (or evidence to support it). And our aspirations are even higher. Great time to be a cosmologist.

    Speaker: Michael Turner, University of Chicago

    Website: https://cosmology.lbl.gov/sem_bcg_future.html

    Cost:  Free

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    Monday, 09/19/22  6:00 PM
    Livestream

    Astronomical Society of the Pacific

    Science from Across the Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Deep Space Network - Livestream

    Nearly every image of another planet that was taken by a NASA spacecraft has been transmitted to us through one or more antennas of NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). For almost the past 60 years, the DSN has been guiding spacecraft to their destinations across the Solar System, sending them commands for actions to take upon reaching their destinations, and receiving the data back from them. Moreover, the DSN is a science instrument in its own right. In this Webinar, I will review what the DSN is, how it enables NASA missions throughout the Solar System and beyond, and illustrate some of the scientific measurements that it makes on its own.

    Speaker: Joseph Lazio, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    See weblink for connection options

    Website: https://astrosociety.org/get-involved/events/event/2022/09/19/free-live-nsn-webinar-series-science-from-across-the-solar-system-and-beyond-nasa-s-deep-space-network/398848

    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTbm48SvTFs

    Cost:  Free

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    Tuesday, 09/20/22
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Livestream

    Commonwealth Club - Online Event
    WHERE: ONLINE, via the Commonwealth Club [https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2022-09-20/sean-carroll-understanding-space-time-and-motion]

    The Biggest Ideas: Space, Time, & Motion - Livestream

    Physicists do their best to discover the deepest rules of reality. Renowned physicist and author Sean Carroll - formerly at Caltech, now at Johns Hopkins - has just published the first of three books on The Biggest Ideas in the Universe for the physicist in each of us. In this Commonwealth Club interview, Prof. Carroll will focus on how the most basic concepts in nature (space, time, and motion) allow us to build a coherent sense of physical reality - and how they can lead us to newfound wonder.

    Use discount code Wonderfest22 at registration to get free admission

    Website: https://wonderfest.org/the-biggest-ideas/

    Cost:  Free with discount code

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    Wednesday, 09/21/22  7:00 PM
    Livestream

    San Francisco Amateur Astronomers

    Searching for Black Holes in the Milky Way - Livestream

    The population of black holes left over from dead stars in the Milky Way is almost entirely unexplored. Only two dozen black holes are confidently known in our galaxy - all in binaries. As a result, many basic properties of black holes remain uncertain at the order of magnitude level, including the total number of black holes in the Milky Way, their masses, the fraction in binary systems, and whether black holes receive kicks at birth.

    To understand these properties, we need to find and study a larger population of black holes, both in isolation and in binary systems. Gravitational lensing is opening a new window onto black holes, and the first free-floating black holes are now being discovered. Dr. Lu will present results from the search for black holes today and describe how the known number of black holes will increase 100x over the next decade.

    See weblink for Zoom information

    Website: https://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/live-streamed-lectures/

    SFAA YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChuBJGp_iJYZ11q_ayA-q3A

    SFAA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/152754481404310

    Cost:  Free

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    Thursday, 09/22/22
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    In-person

    ExplOratorium
    Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    After Dark: Evidence

    Is seeing believing? Data and observation begin to tell scientific stories, but it takes a keen interpreter to make sense of the evidence at hand. Tonight, get curious about how we know what we know. Join us for the opening of the temporary exhibition Einstein Was Right, which explores how Lick Observatory proved Einstein’s theory of relativity using a total solar eclipse. And commemorate the day the world was saved from nuclear annihilation thanks to a good understanding of bad data.

    Website: https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark-evidence

    https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/einstein-was-right-2022

    Cost:  $19.95 General, Free for members

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    Friday, 09/23/22
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    In-person

    Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94619

    Sunset Science: Mysteries of Deep Space

    Enjoy an autumn night with a festive gathering for the whole family that will explore the deepest regions of our universe in our family friendly program followed by telescope viewing on our observation deck. Engage in hands on activities that explore nebulas, galaxies, star formations and black holes and learn how scientist peer into deep space and make meaning of what they find. Beer, Wine, and concessions will be available.

    7pm, Dr. Sofia Z. Sheikh, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): Looking for technological life in the universe

    Astrobiology is the science of looking for life in space. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is the part of astrobiology dedicated to searching for “technosignatures”: technology built by life in space that we might be able to discover using telescopes or radio dishes. But detecting technology at a distance isn’t an easy task! In this talk, you will hear about the history of SETI, the modern techniques that scientists are using to continue the search, and the cutting-edge instruments and technologies that are being developed by researchers today. After the party stop by the observation deck for telescope viewing with our astronomers.

    Dr. Sofia Z. Sheikh is primarily a techno signature researcher, although she works on pulsars and radio frequency interference. She grew up in South Carolina, did her undergraduate work in physics and astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and got her PhD at Penn State. She hopes, through her work, to help us learn more about the distribution of technological life in the galaxy.

    8pm, Dr. Thomas Greene, NASA Ames Research Center, JWST: NASA’s Greatest Observatory and its Great Science!  

    In this talk Dr. Greene will illustrate the mission’s science goals and highlight some aspects of its design, technologies, and initial science results.

    Thomas Greene is an astrophysicist in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center. He conducts observational studies of exoplanets and young stars and develops astronomical technologies and instrumentation. Dr. Greene is a co-investigator on the NIRCam and MIRI science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope and serves on the JWST Users Committee.  

    Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/sunset-science-3-2/

    Cost:  $15 General, $5 Youth, Members Free

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    Friday, 09/23/22
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    In-person

    San Jose Astronomical Association
    Houge Park
    3972 Twilight Drive
    San Jose, CA 95124

    Astro 101: Sights of the Cosmos, Intro to Astronomy

    This event provides a different introduction to astronomy than our Intro to the Night Sky talks. During this hour, you'll gain an appreciation for the size and scale of the cosmos and our place within it. You'll see many examples of the beautiful objects visible in the night sky, learn something about how we see them through our telescopes and what we can deduce about them through the light they send us. And then you can make your own prediction of whether we're alone in the universe.

    This talk is free of charge. Just come and enjoy the show. After the talk, you can check out telescopes that will be set up as part of our In-Town Star Party. (See In Town Star Party event on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/sj-astronomy/events/285605862/)

    The talk will be presented by Wolf Witt.

    Website: https://www.meetup.com/sj-astronomy/events/285605862/

    Cost:  Free

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    Friday, 09/23/22  7PM
    In-person

    Telescope Makers Workshop
    Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94619-2450

    The Chabot Telescope Maker's workshop reopens! Chabot's TMW is one of only a handful of regularly scheduled telescope making workshops in the U.S., and probably the world; it meets every Friday evening throughout the year, except Memorial Day weekend. It has been in operation since December of 1930, founded by Franklin B. Wright, and is currently run by Eastbay Astronomical Society member Rich Ozer, with help from other EAS members, Dave Barosso, Barry Leska, and others. The price of admission is FREE. All you have to do is show up, buy a mirror blank and a "tool" (typically around $100 - $200 depending on the size of the mirror) and start "pushin' glass!" We supply you with instruction, the various grits you'll need to first grind, and then polish and figure your mirror, and all the testing equipment needed. With a small bit of luck, you could wind up with a telescope that costs 1/3 or 1/4 the cost of a store-bought telescope, that is yet optically superior! It does take time - depending on how much time you put in on it, and other factors, it could take a few months.. But, it's a fun project, great for kids, and at the end you get a great telescope!

    Enter from the main loading dock behind the main building.

    Please be prepared with proof of vaccination and a mask. These are
    Chabot Rules, which we always must adhere to.

    If you have a project, bring it with you so we can assess next steps.
    You can also bring any other equipment or literature you may have
    questions about.

    For more information call or email Richard Ozer at rrichozer1@... or phone (510) 406-1914.

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    Friday, 09/23/22 and Saturday, 09/24/22
    07:30 PM - 10:00 PM--Free telescope viewings are back!
    In-person

    Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94619

    Free Telescope Viewings

    Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay. Three observatory domes house the Center’s 8-inch (Leah, 1883) and 20-inch (Rachel, 1916) refracting telescopes, along with a 36-inch reflecting telescope (Nellie, 2003).

    Are the skies clear for viewing tonight? Viewing can be impacted by rain, clouds, humidity and other weather conditions. Conditions can be unique to Chabot because of its unique location in Joaquin Miller Park. Before your visit, check out the Weather Station to see the current conditions at Chabot.

    https://chabotspace.org/weather-station/

    Website: https://chabotspace.org/events/events-listing/

    Cost:  Free

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    Saturday, 09/24/22
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    In-person

    College of San Mateo
    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Family Science Day at College of San Mateo
    Event Schedule:

    12:00 - 6:00 PM: Science Workshops and planetarium shows in Science Building 36. Science demonstrations by CSM faculty; astronomy workshops by SMCAS, SLAC, and KIPAC; planetarium shows, telescopic observation of celestial bodies, and much more!

    1:00 - 4:00 PM: Makerspace. The CSM Makerspace welcomes you to our free, drop-in crafting and tinkering workshops. Join us for hands-on projects and skill-sharing in electronics, crafts, media, and more!  Science Building 36.

    7:00 PM: Keynote Lecture. NASA’s Greatest Observatory and its Great Science!
    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the most complex and powerful astronomical space observatory ever built. It launched on Christmas Day in 2021 and has recently been commissioned in its final orbit in the Sun - Earth system. The large 6.5-meter diameter JWST primary mirror and its infrared instruments will allow it to see some of the very first luminous objects that formed in the Universe shortly after the Big Bang. Other major science themes of JWST encompass studying the assembly of galaxies, the birth of stars and planetary systems, and planetary systems and the origins of life.  Speaker: Thomas Green, NASA Ames Research. Theater Building 3

    8:45 PM: Reception, Theater Building 3 Lobby

    9:15 - 11: 00 PM. Telescopic Observations (Jazz under the Stars). Building 36

    Website: https://collegeofsanmateo.edu/100/scienceweek.php

    Cost:  Free

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    Saturday, 09/24/22
    09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    In-person. Held concurrently with the Family Science Day listed above

    College of San Mateo Bldg 36
    1700 W Hillsdale Rd
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Jazz Under the Stars

    Jazz Under the Stars is amonthly public stargazing event! Join us on the 4th floor planetarium for a night of smooth jazz, bright stars, and a lot of fun! We play our jazz from CSM's own KCSM 91.1. Founded in 1964, KCSM has grown to become one of the top 35 most listened to non-commercial stations in the US. With their help, the Astronomy department at CSM opens its observatory doors and balcony, for a night of science and fun! We operate for public viewing four 8” dobsonian telescopes, prefect for viewing the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. We also have a 140mm refractor, with which we view the craters on the moon. Finally, our 8’ schmidt-cassegrain is for our deep sky needs. It can peer deep into globular clusters, and nebulae! Our astronomers will also be available for questions and conversation, which you wouldn’t get anywhere else! Feel free to ask us your questions about the cosmos. Occasionally we even have the chance to image galaxies! Don't miss out, join us at our next Jazz Under the Stars!!

    See weblink for additional details

    Website: https://collegeofsanmateo.edu/astronomy/observatory.asp

    Cost:  Free

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    Saturday, September 24
    Sunset: 7: 03 PM
    In-person

    San Mateo Co. Astronomical Society
    Crestview Park
    1000 Crestview Drive
    San Carlos, CA

    While the park will be open to anyone who wants to star gaze, most of the usual participants will likely be at the Family Science Day events at the College of San Mateo this day as described above.

    Public Star Partiesat Crestview Park in San Carlos

    SMCAS and the City of San Carlos Parks Department host a public star party at Crestview Park in San Carlos twice a month when there is a new moon.  Members set up telescopes and let the public view and share their knowledge of the night sky all for Free.  All ages are welcome.  If you have kids interested in space or science, bring them here for a real time view of planets, nebula, star clusters, and galaxies.

    If you are a Non-member and own a telescope, bring it to share!  Experts are available if you need assistance or have questions about buying a telescope.

    Telescope setup begins at sunset and observing starts one hour after sunset.  In the event of inclement weather (rain, clouds, fog, or high winds) the star party will be cancelled.  Because each astronomer makes his or her own decision about bringing their telescope, there is no official cancellation notice.

    Crestview Park is located at 1000 Crestview Drive in San Carlos

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