To raise the funds needed
to restore the
Zeiss Universarium planetarium projector
located at the
Chabot Space & Science Center
1 of our Save the Zeiss Campaign will raise $25,000 for a
diagnostic survey to assess the current condition of the projector
and determine what must be done to restore the Zeiss. There
are only three of these magnificent projectors operating in
the U.S. This Zeiss would be the fourth and only one in the
Northwest. Combined with the three telescopes, a functional
Zeiss projector will provide a "second sky" for
nights when the telescopes are unavailable for use as well
as one of the finest planetarium experiences in the world.
full details of our crowd-funding campaign please visit
if you're ready to go, begin the donation process here:
be glad you did!
Please spread this message to everyone you know
We want to reach our
goal before December 31st.
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE:
The Saturday, November 7, 7:30pm General Meeting
of the EAS
will be held in the Tien Megadome Theater
How Chabot Observatory and the EAS Saved Apollo 13
date for the October General Club Meeting was incorrect!
The correct meeting date is Saturday,
Please make a note of it.
October is EAS Membership Renewal
Month. We thank you for your generous support,
and hope you will continue to support our club by renewing
- We are now accepting
reservations for Barcroft 2016.
For full info on the 2016 Barcroft High Altitude Star Party,
Looking due east from Barcroft: Zodiacal Light center-left,
Orion center-right, Taurus upper-center-right, Las Vegas light
dome lower-right, Gemini lower-center-left, Auriga upper-center-left.
Image by Carter Roberts
sign-up period for this year's event is now closed.
Try again next
The Eastbay Astronomical Society
91st Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, March 15
Kepler and Copernicus Rooms
2nd Floor, Dellums Bldg
Chabot Space & Science Center
event was great! We successfully honored our best and brightest,
heard the latest in astronomical research, and ate, drank and
made merry with our fellow amateur astronomers!
Our keynote speaker
was Dr. Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy at one of the
finest institutions of higher learning in the world, University
of California, Berkeley! The topic of her talk was:
Wonderful Worlds: Exploring Our Solar System
We used our usual
caterer (The Carvery, aka Harry's Hoffbrau)
Oven Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef & Ham
Served Hot and Carved to Order
Roated Red Potatoes
Garden Green Salad with assorted Dressing
Pesto Penne Pasta Salad
Three Bean Salad
Assorted Dinner Roll with Butter
Fresh Brewed Coffee
White 10" China Plates and Stainless Steel Flatware
Decorated Buffet and Beverage Table
Linen Napkin for each guest
great to see you there!
From White Mountain Research Station
year, we rent time up at the Barcroft High Altitude Research Station
in the White Mountains to provide our members with an opportunity
to gain access to "research-grade" night skies. Well,
they have begun publishing their own newsletter, and you can view
It's full of info about the three facilities they make available,
one of which is Barcroft, and it's chock-full of interesting stuff
about these sites. Check it out!
EAS member Gerald
McKeegan got interviewed by radio talkshow host Gil Gross on 910AM
KKSF about the possibility of asteroid impacts and what we're
doing about it. Listen to the interview online here.
Astro Events for 2014
to our What's
Up link to see details for another total lunar eclipse,
a partial solar eclipse, both in the month of October!
Members Gerald McKeegan and Ken Swagerty were both
interviewed in an NBC TV
news clip on the total lunar
eclipse on Apr 15, 2014
Members Don Saito
and Rich Ozer are in a video
clip about sidewalk astronomy at the Exploratorium
90th Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, March 16, 2014
This year's event is now over.
We had a wonderful time, eating lots of great food, listening
to our keynote speaker Dr. Gibor
Basri, an EAS member, UC Berkeley professor, and Kepler
mission scientist who brought us up-to-date on the latest exoplanet
discoveries by NASA's Kepler mission, and we awarded our
Helen Pillans Awardee this year is
for his tireless efforts to bring the club's industrial-quality
machine lathe back to full functionality.
Up page updated for the new month and New Year
Check it out! (Click the What's Up
link to the upper-left.) There's all kinds of great info
about the month's lunar phases, where to look for the planets
throughout the year, upcoming meteor showers, and lunar conjunctions!
Cool new video advocating
Take a look at this, and feel free to point
it out to as many others as possible, through newspaper editorials,
websites, emails, tweets, etc. Light pollution is harmful to the
natural balance of the world's eco-system. Seeing as we humans are
a part of that system, it would behoove us to make it right, so
NOTE: The cutoff date for signing-up (Aug
20) has passed. Better luck next year! Just FYI: We got four people
who will stay the full 5 nights, two people who will stay two nights,
and two more people who will stay one night. We will have a feature
story on the event (hopefully) for the October 2013 issue of the
club newsletter, The Refractor. How nice!
now on Facebook
Thanks to the industriousness of new EAS
board member David Prosper, the EAS now has a presence on Facebook!
Check it out here.
Check it out for a useful summary of 'what's
up' for the entire year, including the current month's lunar phases,
when the planets are visible, which meteor showers will be good
for the year, and when this year's new moons occur. Click
to it and check it out!
Telescopes available for rental by EAS members
60mm & 80mm refractors, C90 Maksutov-Cassegrain,
2 - 10 inch Dobsonians,
4 & 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrains
Scope rental is $15 a month with
a $50 deposit.
If you rent a scope and bring it to EAS outreach programs,
monthly rent is waived - a good deal!
For information, contact Barry Leska
by E-mail at email@example.com
EAS Library Hours
3:00pm to 7:00pm every Friday &
Immediately after month EAS lecture meetings
Library is located on the second
floor of the Dellums Building, down the the hall next to the interactive
lunar lander exhibit.
Volunteer librarians are needed to
expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact Don Saito