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It Must Be Astronomical


The loaner program offers members a means to try scopes of various sizes and technologies before you buy. For more information please see the loaner program web page:

Partial Lunar Eclipse - June 26 - visible from San Jose at moonset

Solar Eclipse - July 11 - Not visible from San Jose nor any other part of North America

Total Lunar Eclipse - December 21 - Fully visible from San Jose

Q: At the center of the galaxy is a SMBH (Super Massive Black Hole). What percentage of the galaxies mass is in this black hole?

A: It is only 0.002% of the galaxies total mass and not likely to eat us up anytime soon. (“Death from the Skies”, Phil Plait, pg. 252)

Golden State Star Party, July 10-14, Adin, California. For more information, see

SETIcon - Aug. 13-15, Santa Clara. SETIcon will offer fascinating and fun panels about astrobiology and SETI research, with speakers ranging from SETI Institute scientists to science fiction actors. We’ll have four simultaneous program tracks: general sessions, hard-core science, education/family activities, and individual sessions. For more info go to:

SJAA Yosemite Public Star Party 2010 - Sept. 3-5

CalStar - Oct. 7-10.

Advanced Imaging Conference, Octoer 22-24, Santa Clara.

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” - Carl Sagan


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