BayAstro – Events of Week of 08/24/2020 and Beyond

The BayAstro group publishes announcements of interesting events related to astronomy and aerospace in the San Francisco Bay Area. This can include events such as astronomy and interesting physical science lectures, club meetings, star parties, air shows and other events of interest mostly to amateur astronomers and science enthusiasts. Many thanks to Ken Lum, who created this event listing.
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Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus, some events have been or may be cancelled. Many venues will be closed perhaps, into September. Other events may offer online links and connections. To check on the status of a given event, check their website for updates.
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Monday, 08/24/20 4:00 PM

Lick Observatory
Zoom Link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98932317498#success

Living Room Lecture: Alex Filippenko – Livestream

The scientist, the teacher, the legend. A personal interview and question session with the multi-award winning astronomer Dr. Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley.
Zoom link
This event has been rescheduled for August 24 due to high temperature demands on the electrical grid.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LickObservatory

Cost: Free

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Monday, 08/24/20 7:00 PM

LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

August LASER event – Revolution – Livestream

Historian Steve Harris (SFSU), art historian Dawna Schuld (Texas A&M Univ), physicist Saul Perlmutter (Lawrence Berkeley Lab) in discussion with cultural historian Piero Scaruffi on “Revolution”.

Register at weblink for connection information.

Website: https://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/aug2020.html

Cost: Free

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Tuesday, 08/25/20
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

KIPAC Public Lectures
See weblink for Zoom : https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99218751554?pwd=UmlGbWV0UDFKM25wWHNFd0JlU0pOdz09#success

and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kipac

Energetic Bullets Sent from Outer Space – Livestream
Speaker: Ke Fang, Stanford

Website: https://kipac.stanford.edu/events/energetic-bullets-sent-outer-space

Cost: Free

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Saturday, 08/29/20
09:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center
See weblink for connection information.

Virtual Telescope Viewing – Livestream

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!

Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.

See weblink for connection information.

Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/free-telescope-viewings/2020-07-04

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarFXs-04xmdHW_PVc7LWRg

Cost: Free

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Monday, 08/31/20 4:00 PM

Lick Observatory

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98932317498#success

Also on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ucobservatories/

Living Room Lecture: Dr. Emily Martin – Livestream

Speaker: Emily Martin, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Santa Cruz and UC Chancellors Fellow. Working on several instrument projects, including PEAS, a new instrument and telescope for Lick Observatory, and IGNIS, a new instrument concept for Keck

Cost: Free

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Tuesday, 09/01/20 1:10 PM

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Cosmology Talk – ONLINE
Speaker: Elisa Chisari, Leiden

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

Cost: Free

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Saturday, 09/05/20 7:30 PM

Mt Tam Astronomy

Astrophotography and Dark Sky Conservation

Millions – billions! – of children grow up blind to the grandeur of a starry sky. As astronomers lead the fight against inspiration-stifling “light pollution,” our amateur cameras can preserve gorgeous nighttime skyscapes, and our collective activism can help preserve the starry night, itself.

Sivani Babu, Hidden Compass

Website: https://www.youtube.com/MtTamAstronomy

Cost: Free

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