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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: Just doing a raw count of living cells, what percentage of the cells in your body are bacteria cells.

A: About 90%. (“Death from the Skies”, Phil Plait, pg. 184)

Effective January 1, 2011, the SJAA membership dues will be changed. The regular dues will remain at $20 but only for members choosing the electronic version of this newsletter. Those who want to continue with the print version will find that their dues are $30.

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. 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.

Family Friendly Links

The SciJinks Weather Laboratory at targets middle-schoolers and explains the reasons for the seasons, the tides, and other weather and Earth science mysteries.

NASA Climate Kids at demystifies the “Big Questions” about global climate change using 4-6th-grade-level language.

“I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star” - Carl Sagan


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