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  (138.5KB PDF file) February 2015]

Tuesday, February 3 -- Full Moon
Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Saturday, February 14 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party
Wednesday, February 18 -- New Moon
Saturday, February 21 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Friday, February 27 at 7:00 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, February 28 at 6:00 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park

SAS News

SAS February 12th Meeting

Stockton Astronomical Society presents

Omar Anzaldua, Eric Holland, Doug Christensen and Jeff Baldwin  

How to Find Stuff With Your Telescope

This session will cover the use of setting circles, GoTo programs, star charts, and finding planets during the daytime. This is an installment of in-club personnel showing club members basic astronomy and telescope procedures. Future shows will include collimation of optics, cleaning of optics, astrophotography, optical fabrication and other practical jobs and activities.

If you want to practice with us you can bring your telescope along. If itís clear we might even go outside afterwards and gawk at a few fine objects. All four of our speakers [and maybe more may join in] are members of the Stockton Astronomical Society, are experienced observers and imagers, and are all dedicated to promoting astronomy to the public, to schools, and to club members.

Next month will be a program on the Messier Marathon, and this discussion will help tremendously in the ability to find and document Messier objects.

...Jeff Baldwin, Program Director

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The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) was founded as a non-profit California corporation to foster interest in and promote the general knowledge of astronomy and related sciences.

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