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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: The universe is 13 billion years old. What percentage of the universe’s total lifetime is in the future?

A: About 99.9%. (“Death from the Skies”, Phil Plait, pg. 280)

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

CalStar - Oct. 7-10.

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

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.

“Momentous breakthroughs in science often come unexpectedly and serendipitously, requiring decades of patience. Only rarely does a long-sought scientific frontier loom so prominently just beyond the horizon that the next generation of instruments seems sure to reach it.” - Geoff Marcy


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