As of Nov 14, '15. 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
Nov 22 Sunday - 1:30pm at San Lorenzo Park: Climate change talks, in support for Paris Summit. I'll be one of the speakers.
Nov 26 Thur - Low Key Hill Climb finale at Mt Hamilton: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27 Fri 3:15am - Ohio occults a 10.7 star, from Parkfield. Good rank, 6 sec, 19deg from 97% moon. But you'll be zapped perhaps from Mt Hamilton Time Trial.
Nov 29 Sun morn 3:49am - Occultation of 12.4 star by Pafuri, across Santa Cruz; good rank 85% moon 34 deg away
Nov 30 Mon morn 12:19am - Occultation of 11.3 star by Diphobus, from Paso Robles/Parkfield. Maybe a Sunday long run to/from Parkfield on Parkfield/Coalinga dirt rd, or ride from San Miguel over Vineyard Canyon for afternoon lunch at Parkfield, then hang out till the occultation?
Dec 7 - Occultation of Venus in daylight.
Dec 12 - comet photo trip to Laguna Mtn perhaps? Also Geminids meteors
Dec 13 Sun eve sunset - Graze of 8.5 on 7% moon, 10 deg alt, from Fremont Peak, could be a beauty to watch on a skinny crescent. Follow up with Geminid meteor shower. Planning page
Dec 17 Thur morn 1am - Occultation of 11.8 star by 8.8 Euterpe - very high rank, mag drop 0.07 miss from SC and hit from north. Best to do quick trip to San Gregorio, submitted on OW
Dec 17 Thur eve 7:20pm - Occultation by Mercedes, from Mendicino. Probably too far to bother, right before Pt Reyes trip.
Dec 18-20 Fri-Sun - AGU Meeting post-trip to Pt Reyes
Dec 21 Mon eve 10:30pm - Occultation of 12.2 star by Amazone, from Southern Carrizo Plain (n. limit south shore Soda Lake), avg rank,
Dec 23 Wed eve 7:30pm - Occultation of 11.5 star by 10.4 Winchester, only 0.34 mag drop. 29 alt, High rank, across Carrizo Plain and Nogales AZ, Aptos on north limit.
Dec 25 Fri eve 7:05pm - Occultation of 10.5 star by Elsa, from Lucia, Laguna Mtn. High rank, not visible from here. Full moon, but maybe a astro/campout/waterfall running trip?
Dec 29 5:45pm - Occultation of 12.4 star (12.1 combined) by Ada, from Russian River, followed by 8:10pm Tue eve - Occultation of 11.8 star by Aegle, from Pt Reyes, Cabrillo on Southern limit of high rank event.
Jan 2 Sat morn - Graze of 7.2 5s 47- from Marin Hostel, and near Hayward.
Jan 11 Mon eve - Graze of 8.5 -2s of 5+ moon, 12 alt, from Carrizo Plain campsite.
Jan 25 - first day of Spring classes
Feb 6 Sat morn - Graze of 7.7 0.3s of 5- moon, 11 alt, sun-8. From Ponderosa campground itself, if horizon OK.
Feb 12 Fri eve - Graze of 9.5 4n 26+ alt=11, from Ballarat; DV Running Adventure weekend?
Feb 15 Mon eve - Good daylight graze of 3.7 star 6s 58+ sun +18 from Carrizo Plain - President's weekend possible fun trip.
Mar 16 Wed morn 12:49am - Graze of 5.9 6n 56+ alt=10, from near Hayward, CA.
Mar 19 Sat 2pm - Pre-trip for Pinnacles Astro 27
Apr 8-10 Fri-Sun - Astro 27/Geo 27 Pinnacles Field class at Pinnacles National Park.
Jun 28 Tue eve - Occultation of 12.1 star by Riga, good rank, from Bay Area.
Jul 9 - June Lake Triathlon
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-Mon) - Barcroft Research Station expedition
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