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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:

Q: What are the percentages that the Sun will survive the Milky Way’s collision with Andromeda by a) being ejected into a tail; b) ending up 100,000 lightyears from the new galactic center; c) switch to the Andromeda Galaxy?

A: a) 12%; b) 50%; c) 3%. (“Death from the Skies”, Phil Plait, pg. 257)

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, October 22-24, Santa Clara.

“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” - Carl Sagan


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