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Free Public Talk on Adaptive Optics and Colliding Galaxies

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 7 pm, Dr. Claire Max, Director of the University of California Observatories, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”A Sharper Image: Seeing Colliding Galaxies with Adaptive Optics” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the…

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PixInsight 3-Day Workshop Lake Forest, CA

Following a successful and fun PixInsight workshop in Buffalo, Warren Keller and Ron Brecher are teaming up to present a 3-day workshop in Mesa, Arizona, September 21-23, 2018. Please join us! Things our Buffalo students said- “… 5 stars. You guys are exceptional.” Richard Payne “I LOVED the hands-on approach.” Prof.…

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RTMC Astronomy Expo

Astronomers! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced amateur astronomer, we welcome you to attend the RTMC Astronomy Expo, Memorial Day weekend just outside of Big Bear City See the stars from the clear air of YMCA Camp Oakes Learn of new developments in amateur telescope making Check out…

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Free Public Talk on the New Horizons Exploration of Pluto (with A. Stern & D. Grinspoon)

Drs. Alan Stern and David Grinspoon will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: “CHASING NEW HORIZONS: INSIDE THE EPIC FIRST MISSION TO PLUTO” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College, now in…

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Free Public Talk on the Exploration of Mars

Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture…

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Free Public Talk on Neutron Star Mergers, Gravity Waves, and Where Gold Comes From

Dr. Eliot Quataert of the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy…

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Griffith Observatory - Free Public Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse

Griffith Observatory is hosting a public viewing event for the partial eclipse of the Sun in Los Angeles on Monday, August 21, from 9:05 a.m. to 11:44 a.m. PDT. Weather permitting, several solar telescopes will be staffed by Observatory staff and local volunteers to provide visitors with safe viewing opportunities…

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