As of Nov 11, 2018. 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 , Aladin Photo Charts , 2-star Alignment of LX200gps , YouTube IOTA Videos
My "HowTo" on Reducing Asteroid Occultations , Reported Asteroid Occulations
Equipment: Watec 910HX , my Watec Tests , Video astrometry , PC165DNR , Video recording , Using 8SE/Video/VTI 2nd Unit
South Bay Grazes , SF Grazes , Lunar Phases , Driving Distance Calculator , Remote Control of PC165DNR , Atmospheric Extinction vs Altitude=.4/sin(a) mags
WiFi hotspots in California , Comet /DSO Photo Op's
M67 Mag Chart , ToBuy
Cabrillo College Observatory ClearSkyClock 5-day forecast
Nov 15 Thur morning 12:36am, Occultation by Nyanza, low rank 13.3 mag 5s occn from home, 21% odds
Nov 15 Thur eve 6:30-8:30pm at Christine B's on Climate meanings, for CCL only, see 11/3 email
Nov 16 Fri 3-5pm NAS Div meeting
Nov 16 Fri 5:50pm Occultation of 9.4 by Eros, from San Rafael, Stinson Beach, Pt Reyes. We've already landed a spacecraft on Eros, so not sure we'll learn much from this event, however.
Nov 17 Sat 10:51pm - Occultation of 10.3 by Leda. High rank, big turnout with 18 announced stations. Carrizo campsite near centerline. Caliente Pk Run?
Nov 18 Sun - Trail volunteer day at Nicene Marks, for SCTC.
Nov 21 Wed 2:17am - Occultation of 12.7 by Union. 38% odds at home, med rank, SC on limit line
Nov 29 Thur 6:30-9pm - "Climate Solutions: A Critical Assessment" - my Fall public climate talk, at the Erica Schilling Forum (Rm 450) Cabrillo College campus. Extra credit for my students.
Dec 1 Sat - The Collegiate Ethics Bowl - I'm one of 3 judges.
Dec 2 Sun morn 2:30am - Occultation of 12.1 by Kreusa, centered on Laguna Mtn..I'll be able to leave the Ethics Bowl judging just after 5pm. Could be a good celebration o'ver nighter, with Kirk, JP who would already be down at the campsite?
Dec 8 Sat - Walnut Creek Half Marathon
Dec 18 Tue eve - Scotts Valley Library, give talk on asteroid occns, and Cabrillo Astro course opportunities
Jan 20 Sun eve - Total Lunar eclipse graze from Pt Reyes Hostel of 7.8 star during totality
Feb 8-10 Fri-Sun - Tullamore Dew Running Club at Death Valley at Furnace Creek.
Feb 9 Sat eve - Graze of 7.3 8 deg alt, from Cabrillo Observatory. Maybe special exped for Astro 8A?
Feb 12 Tue eve - Graze of 8.6 1.1s of 53% moon. At Pigeon Pt and also at Summit Store on Highland. Good Astro 8A expedition
Feb 27 Wed morn 4:44am - Graze of 4.4 13s of 39- moon from South Lake Tahoe. Would require perhaps x-ing Wed morn Astro 3 class
Mar 13 Wed eve - Graze of 6.8 1.1s of 47+ moon from Fremont Peak
Apr 6 Sat eve at twilight - Graze of 7.6 star 13s of 3+ moon, alt=9, sun-8. From Hollister, and Mineral King
Apr 20 Sat 12:30am - Occultation of 12.1 by Marghanna, in Central California
Jun 14 11:40pm - Occultation of 12.1 by Saskia somewhere near Carrizo Plain
Jul 11 Thur 1:11am - Occultation of 10.7 by Rosalia, Pt Reyes??
Jul 15 Sun 10:30pm - Occultation of 11.9 but full moon 13 deg away.
Aug 6 Tue 1:12am - Occultation of 10.2 by Bothua
Aug 9 Fri 1:19am - Occultation of 11.8 by Eugenia 11.5
Aug 25 Sun 4:40am - Graze of 3.0 Zeta Tauri 12n 30- moon from 55N of Lassen, 55s of Eureka.
Sept 22 8am - Graze of 2.9 Mu Geminorum by 45- moon 4.4n from 30n of Hat Creek - May be good choice for Astro 25 Fall course
Nov 29 5:53pm Fri eve - Graze of 5.5 6s of 13+ moon, from 13n Pinnacles
Dec 4 8:00pm Wed eve - Graze of 6.9 10s 58+ moon 41alt, from Locatelli Meadow
Dec 11 2:00am Wed morn - Graze of 3.5 Epsilon Tauri 11n 99% moon, from Fremont Peak
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