The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Olson Hall, Room 120 at the University of the Pacific at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome.

    A monthly star party is usually held on a Saturday near a new moon.

Coming Up     [view SAS Sky Calendar  (115.8KB PDF file) April 2014]

Friday, April 4 at 8:00 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park
Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am -- ATM Workshop
Tuesday, April 15 -- Full Moon
Saturday, April 19 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party - OR -
Saturday, April 19 at sunset -- Pardee Observation Point Star Party
Saturday, April 26 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Monday, April 28 -- New Moon

SAS News

SAS April 10th Meeting

Stockton Astronomical Society presents:

Striking Sparks Telescope Award

We will start the evening with the presentation of a telescope to the sole recipient of our 2014 Telescope Awards Program.


Public Star Party Workshop

This will be a "how to" session on making our community outreach efforts school or general public star parties - as effective and educational as possible. It will also try to demystify the process to help clear up the perception that you need a vast knowledge of astronomy to be a useful participant.

Our Public Outreach Coordinator, Doug Christensen and SAS President Eric Holland will lead the workshop.


Member Feedback

If time allows, Eric Holland will start the dialog he has suggested on page 8 of the newsletter your opportunity to ask questions or offer suggestions on ways to improve your astronomy club.

...Dennis LeClert, Program Director

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