October 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming major activities (also see Outreach Events Calendar):
-Oct 6:  1st Friday General Meeting,
-Oct 20-22:  Campout, Members only, Cachuma Lake
  Mohawk group site?  Sat 5p potluck.
-Nov 3:  1st Friday General Meeting,
-Dec 1:
 
1st Friday General Meeting, member approval of Officers 
  slate for 2018, maybe Member's Presentations Night?
-Dec 6:  Wed, 6-9p, Member's only Holiday Party, High Sierra
  Grill, ~$32 reserv
.


Cachuma Lake Campout 2016 Video


1st Friday, General Meeting is Friday, October1st, 2017 in Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
If you arrive by 7pm sharp, there will be a short Gladwin Planetarium show. The meeting starts at 7:30pm.

Our October meeting will feature Erin O'Connor, a professor at the earth and planetary sciences department at Santa Barbara City College. He will be speaking about some astronomically significant historical sites in Europe and show us pictures and what he learnd about them from his sabbatical. 

Erin O'Connor graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S. in physics, and from UCSB with a M.S. in statistics. In addition to SBCC, he has taught at California Polytechnic State University, Allan Hancock College, Ventura Community College, UCSB, and Santa Barbara Middle School. He has also worked for Applied Magnetics Corporation, Orbisphere Laboratories, Integrated Scientific Imaging Systems, and STATS Consulting.

Click this link for a listing of our past speakers




Also:
2nd Saturday, Star Party, Museum of Natural History, 7-10p
3rd Fridays, Star Party, Westmont College, 7-10p
See our Events Calendar for all Outreach Events

SBAU Telescope Workshop
Every Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm
 
"Want to learn how to make your own telescope or learn more about astrophotography?  Well, the SBAU has a Telescope Workshop!  At the Telescope Workshop, we cover construction techniques for mirrors and telescopes, but also optics, cameras, and image processing software discussions.  We encourage novice astronomers to come, ask questions, and even build, while  advanced members are re-invited to attend if they want to discuss telescope issues not covered at the monthly meetings or just to help out. Check out
http://sbautw.blogspot.com for a sample of past weekly Tuesday night sessions at the Broder Building at the Museum of Natural History."

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SBAU Hour with the Baron Ron Herron and SBAU members on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 9am on the KZSB 1290AM News-Press radio at http://morenews.newspress.com/kzsb/radio.html

   

Current Astronomy News Links:

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Current Comets

Sky And Telescope

Space News.com
SpaceDaily.com
SPACE WEATHER.com
Astronomy Magazine
LiveScience.com
NASA.com
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center


Our Very Own Museum of Natural History, Astronomy Programs Manager, Javier Rivera, Interviewed for the Independent
 
Javier Rivera
My Life: The Magic of Astronomy
Museum of Natural History Curator Reflects on a Career in the Stars


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Planetarium Shows & Times at the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History



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