The loaner program offers members a means to try scopes of various sizes and technologies before you buy. It is one of the real jewels of being a member of the club. Scopes are available for all experience levels. The inventory is constantly changing. The following list is a sample. For more information please see the loaner program web page: http://www.sjaa.net/loaners
September 12 - 16 - ASP Annual Meeting in Millbrae, California.
September 17-19 - CalStar, see http://www.observers.org/CalStar/
September 21 - Fall classes start at Foothill College including “Astronomy for Poets”. See http://www.foothill.edu/ast for more information.
October 30 - Nov.1 - Advanced Imaging Conference in San Jose
Q: How many galaxies are closer to the Milky Way Galaxy than Andromeda?
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/ - Phil Plait covers bad astronomy including myths, urban legends, and the horrendous scientific errors made by Hollywood.
http://cs.astronomy.com/asycs/blogs/astronomy/default.aspx - The astronomy blog for Astronomy magazine. Most articles are by Bill Andrews.
http://www.starstryder.com/ - This is the blog for noted astronomer, Pamela Gay. She also has some astronomical podcast. Many of the blog posting involve her travels.
http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/ - The JPL blog is written by Jane Houston Jones and about two dozen other contributors.
“It is worthy of notice that the brighter variables have the longer period.” – Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the Harvard Observatory’s “computers”.
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