....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924








Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Sat, Aug 12
7 :30pm

Location:
Chabot Space & Science Center
Galileo Rm
2nd Floor, Dellums Bldg

Speaker:
Dr. Gibor Basri
UC Berkeley, Department of Astronomy

Are red dwarf planets habitable?

Subject:
Dr. Basri will talk about the "habitable zone" of "red dwarf" stars, and concentrate on the current thinking about whether a planet around a red dwarf could, in fact, actually harbor life.

Dinner with the Speaker
EAS dinner before the meeting. Hunan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, 4100 Redwood Rd, 5:30pm. No need to register - just show up!

 


moon phases

 

2017 What's Up
has been updated for this month!

Check it out by clicking the What's Up link in the column to the upper-left.


BARCROFT 2017
Sun, Sep17 - Fri, Sep 22 (leave by noon of Sat Sep 23)
(New moon on Tue Sep 19)

The sign-up period for this year's event is now OPEN.

NOTICE:
As of June 9th there are only three two-day time slots left available for Thursday and Friday Sep 21-22. For more information, contact donsaito@yahoo.com

Sign up now or wait until next year!


Newsletter From White Mountain Research Station

Every 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 newsletters, and you can view them here. 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 Outreach
EAS partners with East Bay schools, libraries, Scouting groups, and S.T.E.M organizers for evening star parties and other Outreach events. Our experienced astronomy volunteers bring out their telescopes and other equipment, sharing close-up views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. We seek to provide a unique and inspiring experience of the night sky!

If your organization is interested in scheduling an Outreach event, or you're an EAS member who would like to get involved, contact
Raymond Howard at raymondhow@aol.com


EAS Loaner Scope Program
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 b.leska@comcast.net


EAS Library Hours

Currently open from 7pm to 10pm every Friday evening.

Please enter through the Telescope Maker’s Workshop at the first loading dock entrance. The Library is also open by appointment: Please call 1-510-336-7438 and leave a message.

Library is located on the second floor of the Dellums Building, down the hall next to the interactive lunar lander exhibit.

Volunteer librarians are needed to expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact EAS Librarian Deborah Gomez.