Calendar

  • JUL
    05

    3:00-5:00 PM Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public
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    Due to Pandemic restrictions, the SAS Board Meeting is scheduled online for a virtual meeting on the Zoom site from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The URL link to the meeting site will be posted here and on the SAS Web site. All Board meetings are open to the public.

  • JUL
    06

    Constellation Tour 02 - Ursa Major

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public
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    Take a tour with me through the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This tour will be conducted using Stellarium and released on YouTube. This is part of a series of 88 virtual sky tours that will take you around the entire sky, one constellation at a time. Join me as we go through the constellation's location in the sky, it's brighter stars, double stars, and a few deep-sky objects.These tours will be presented on Monday evenings. Each tour will run for 10 to 30 minutes.The ... more

  • JUL
    09

    A Day in the Life of the Deep Space Network

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public
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    Following a day in the life of the Deep Space Network; the coder to the scientist to the ACE to the spacecraft and back again. We’ll explore the different aspects of what actually goes into the difficult Tetris game that is Deep Space Communications and what’s coming next.

  • JUL
    10

    Armchair Star Party

    Fri at 09:00 PM Open to Public
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    Join San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) astronomers in our second Armchair (virtual) Star Party. We will take you on a guided tour of the current night sky and introduce you to the tools of astronomy. From their homes, SJAA members will share live views (weather permitting) as well as long-exposure photos of heavenly objects.Please see https://www.meetup.com/SJ-Astronomy/events/271646660/ for event details!

  • JUL
    14

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public
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    Topic: Photographing Comets With comet NEOWISE in the sky, now is a great time to do some comet photography! Looking to learn how to image comets? We'll go over some basics on getting a good image. Already captured the comet? Come share with the group your tips and tricks for getting your shot (and share your images!). Meeting pw, if needed: 425333 This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Meets second Tuesday ... more

  • JUL
    23

    NSN Webinar: Solar Orbiter: A joint ESA/NASA mission

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public
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    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as she shares with us an update on the Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter, a space mission of international collaboration between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, is the latest mission to study the Sun. The mission will address a central question of heliophysics: How does the sun create and control the giant bubble of magnetic fields around it, the heliosphere? Night Sky ... more

  • JUL
    25

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public
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    The Green Lake Public Star Party is currently scheduled on July 25, 2020, beginning at 9:00 p.m. at Green Lake Park. Because this event is subject to restriction due to the Corona Virus quarantine, there is a strong probability of cancellation. Any necessary cancellation will be posted here on this page and on the home page of this site when the extent of government restriction is known. Please check here for possibility of cancellation before going to Green Lake.

  • AUG
    02

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public
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    The virtual SAS Board Meeting is scheduled for August 2 with online presentation on Zoom from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The URL link to the Zoom site will be available here and on the SAS Web site.