CANCELLED Pleasant Hills Star Party, 7:30 PM, October 2, 2015

Cancelled – Update of October 2, 2015

Tonight’s Pleasant Hills Library Star Party has been cancelled because of the weather, not to mention the clouds and more clouds. Did I mention clouds? At this time there is no rain or make-up date planned. We will try again next year and have discussed moving the star party date back into the July / August / September time frame.
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Buying a First Telescope?

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Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective

Timeline of the Universe
Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective
Learn about how everything we now enjoy in the night sky got started.
Open Rain or shine, cloudy or clear. No reservation needed.
Four Tuesdays, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Observing afterwards, conditions permitting.
Mingo Clear Sky Chart

Better Observing Techniques Classes at Wagman Observatory

Wagman Clear Sky Chart
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Wagman Better Observing Techniques (formerly Starhopping) class is cancelled.
Monday, September 15, 2014 Wagman Better Observing Techniques(formerly Starhopping) class is cancelled, by Wagman Director Tom Reiland due to deteriorating conditions. 3:45PM 9/15/2014 Tuesday’s session September 16 is still scheduled.
Better Observing Techniques classes are scheduled Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept 15 and 16 and Oct 13 and 14 at Wagman Observatory. Classes begin at 7 PM.

Wagman Movie Night – Sunsets and Rainbows – By Nate Brandt

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9/6/2014 – Sunset at Wagman Observatory – By Nate Brandt

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