Sponsored by Scope
City, the Golden State Star Party is a 4 night dark sky event held each
summer at Frosty Acres Ranch in North-Eastern California, near Mount Lassen,
alongside rural Adin, California. GSSP has dark skies from horizon to
horizon, and room for 100s of astronomers.
GSSP 2010 Saturday
July 10 - Wednesday July 14, 2010. Four nights under California's darkest
FREMONT PEAK STARBQ
25th Annual Fremont
Peak Star-B-Que Potluck Picnic, Super Star Party, and Annual Meeting.
It has evolved into a larger event to include the annual election for
board members, kids activities, a fund-rasing raffle, a guest speaker,
and more. In the past several years, people have won many nice raffle
prizes donated by local vendors. In this year's raffle, the raffle will
be conducted again by Sam Sweiss, of Scope City.
Saturday, July 17,
SACRAMENTO VALLEY STARBQ
Sponsored by Scope
City, Raffle & Barbecue, Solar Observing & Other events. Annual Members-only
Mark your calendar, collimate that scope and get something to throw on
the grill! Star-BQ is almost here. Members may bring guests.
August 6 - 8, 2010
Teaching Kids with Telescopes
Sponsored by Scope City, Paulo
Younse, a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, visited
Amani Children's Home to talk about his work on robots destined to travel to Mars! He gave a
great talk about space and the solar system; all in Swahili that he learned
especially for his trip to Tanzania..
John Dobson 94th Birthday
A Pioneering Builder
of Telescopes, A Co-founder of The Sidewalk Astronomers - John Dobson's 94th birthday celebration at the Randall museum at
the San Francisco Astronomical society meeting in the night of Nov 18, 2009.
AANC Annual Meeting 2009: International
Year of Astronomy
Saturday, September 12, 2009.
Westin Hotel at San Francisco Airport, Millbrae. Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join a gathering of
local professional and amateur astronomers for an exciting day of: Astronomy Lectures from NASA and SETI Institute astronomers, astrophotographers,
filmmakers, science historians, and more...
Hands On Review: "Celestron SkyScout"
The number one
question about the Celestron SkyScout is "When can I get it?" The answer
is soon! Celestron has already begun filling orders for the SkyScout and
have been shipping it to happy customer's world wide. Preorder yours today
and receive as soon as possible! The second most asked question, "How
does the SkyScout work?" Well here is the answer from Scope City's exclusive
hands on look at the latest innovation from Celestron.
Meade ETX-LS LIGHT SWITCH TELESCOPE
Building on the popularity of Meade ETX series telescopes, the new ETX-LS’
innovative LightSwitch Technology alignment system eliminates the frustration
experienced by users when aligning traditional telescopes, as it automatically
aligns itself, at the flip of a switch, for optimum night sky viewing.
Engineered with a built-in Integrated Sensor Module (ISM) which includes
GPS and Level North Technology (LNT) sensors and the ECLIPS CCD Camera,
the patented LightSwitch Technology alignment system replaces the "human
eye" for the only hands-free alignment available in any consumer