As of Feb 12, '16. Check out past events here.
Asteroid Occ Predictions: Steve Preston's , Derek Breit's , Calif Path Maps , SF Extra Event , Brad Timerson's , Report Template
Software: Using AVIsynth , TANGRA , Making Aladin Finder Charts , Limiting Mag , Registax and Occ Video
Making C2A Charts
My "HowTo" on Reducing Asteroid Occultations , How to Report Asteroid Occulations
Equipment: Watec 910HX , my Watec Tests , Video astrometry , PC165DNR , Video recording
Upcoming Grazes , Lunar Phases , Driving Distance Calculator , Remote Control of PC165DNR
WiFi hotspots in California , Comet /DSO Photo Op's
M67 Mag Chart , ToBuy
Feb 15 Mon afternoon (holiday) - Hyades and Aldebaren occultation after dark - and good daylight graze of 3.7 Gamma Tauri star 6s 58+ moon, sun +18 from Carrizo Plain - President's weekend possible fun trip. Planning page
Feb 19-21 Banff Mtn Film Festival at the Rio Theater
Feb 26-27 Fri/Sat - 3rd Annual Climate Conference at UCSC College 9,10
Mar 3 Thur eve 9:30pm - Occultation of 10.9 star by Andorea, from Monterey to Carrizo Plain, high rank
Mar 5 Sat morn 4am - Occultation of 11.0 star by Caia at 14 deg altitude, from Pt Reyes
Mar 12 11:00 Pikes Peak registration opens! Maybe get Di to reg for you? You'll be busy.
Mar 12 Sat - Solvang Century Ride
Mar 12 Sat - SC County Science Fair Judging
Mar 16 Wed morn 12:49am - Graze of 5.9 6n 56+ alt=10, from near Hayward, CA.
Mar 16 Wed 5:30pm - Rm 511 health screening for 10 minutes (choloesteral, blood sugar, BMI)
Mar 16 Wed 6:45pm - Public showing of "Merchants of Doubt" in Cabrillo room 806 - Extra Credit opportunity for Astro 4,7 students!
Mar 17 Thur eve 8pm - Occultation of 9.5 star by Silesia, from Big Sur
Mar 19 Sat 8:30am - Pre-trip for Pinnacles Astro 27
Mar 31 Thur eve 9:30pm - Occultation of 10.0 star by Treshnikov, mediocre rank, Aptos on 1-sig line.
Apr 8-10 Fri-Sun - Astro 27/Geo 27 Pinnacles Field class at Pinnacles National Park.
Apr 16 Sat eve - Occultation of 9.3 star by Renauxa, from Carrizo Plain, rank 47, only 4deg from 79% moon.
Apr 22 Fri eve 6:30-9:30 "Hands-on Astronomy" at Cabrillo
Apr 29 Fri eve 6:30-9:30pm "Hands-on Astronomy" at Cabrillo
May 11 Wed eve 11:30pm - Occultation of 10.2 star by Suleika from Big Sur (only!), high rank
May 15 Sun morn 3:38am - Occultation of 11.1 combined (12.7 ast, 11.7 star, 1.5 drop) by Tolosa, rank 80, from Carrizo Plain
May 16 Mon morn 4am - Occultation of 11.7 combined (12.1 +12.1) by Melete, "sure thing" rank 99 central across Aptos.
Jun 24-26 - Astro 25 Summer Field Astronomy course
Jun 28 Tue eve - Occultation of 12.1 star by Riga, good rank, from Bay Area.
Jul 9 - June Lake Triathlon
Aug 5 - all 5 planets visible with moon very near Jupiter, in eve sky. Good opportunity with fisheye lens.
Aug 10 Wed morn 2am - Occultation of 11.3 star by Andromach, from Mt Pinos south and Southern Sierra, like Quaking Aspen
Aug ~16 Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon
Aug 30 Tue morn 5am - Occultation of 8.3 star from Monterey Bay Area , new moon.
Aug 30-Sept 4 (Tue-Sun) - Barcroft Research Station expedition
Sept 5 Mon morn - Occultation of 7.0 star, low rank, from Carrizo Plain, followed by Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara, if Barcroft plans allow this grueling option
Sep 11 Sun eve 9pm - Occultation of 10.5 star by Velleda from Russian River area north, decent rank
Sep 17 Sat eve 8pm - Occultation of 11.3 star by Cantabia, from Gorman east. 62 sec long
Sep 26 Sun - Mt Diablo Challenge hill climb
Oct 1 Sat morn - pre-trip meeting for Astro 25
Oct 1 Sat eve - Occultation of 10.3 star by Laplace, from Pt Reyes, high rank.
Oct 3 Mon morn 5am - Occultation of 12.4 star by Asporino, from Santa Cruz, good rank
Oct 8 Sat night 7:38pm PDT - Astro 25 field astro class, built around graze of 6.2 1.1s 49+ moon 35deg alt, from Redwood cmpg at Giant Sequioa Nat. Mon. Also, occultation of 10.3 star by Quinghi from Yosemite, unlikely from Giant Sequoia, and also occultation by Brita from San Gabriel Mtns and perhaps too far south at 5am?
Oct 14 Fri eve 8:33pm - Occultation of 10.2 star by Catriona, from Mercy Hot Spr and east. Full moon 47 deg away. Yosemite photo weekend??
Oct 18 Tue eve 10:20pm - Graze of Aldebaren 12n 86- 15 deg up, from Baldwin Hills LA, or near Pisgah Crater.
Oct 19 Wed morn 3:19am - Occultation of 12.4 star by Galilea, from SF, Santa Cruz inside 1 sig zone, decent rank
Oct 21 Fri morn 12:10am - Occultation of 12.2 star from Russian River
Oct 27 Thur eve 7pm - Occultation of 12.1 star by Joensuu, from Pt Reyes north
Nov 4 Fri eve - Graze of 6.3 1.4s of 24+ moon, from 5n of Pinnacles
Nov 11 Fri morn 5:20am - Occultation of 11.9 star (11.4 combined) by Circe. Santa Cruz on northern limit
Nov 11 Fri eve 10:14pm - Occultation of 11.6 star by Russia, centrally across Aptos
Nov 22 2:30am - Occultation of 9.1 star by Chaucer, from Pt. Reyes
Nov 27 12:30am - Occultation of 12.2 star by Carlova, high rank, from Hayward. Aptos on southern limit
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