As of Apr 21, '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
Apr 29 Fri eve 6:30-9:30pm "Hands-on Astronomy" at Cabrillo
May 7-8 Astrophotography field trip to Laguna Mtn.
May 9 Monday - A rare transit of Mercury. Get low dramatic sunrise from UCSC, at 1.7deg altitude at sunrise. Ongoing at sunrise, ends at 11:42 PDT as Astr 4 class is ending.
May 9 Monday 2:30pm - Pshow
May 10 - Tue: Mandel Lecture at the Rio
May 11 Wed eve 11:30pm - Occultation of 10.2 star by Suleika from Big Sur (only!), high rank
May 11 Wed eve 6:30-8:30 Guy McPherson
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 King City to Carrizo to Mojave
May 16 Mon morn 4am - Occultation of 11.7 combined (12.1 +12.1) by Melete, "sure thing" rank 99 central across Aptos.
May 20 Fri - Mt Whitney Portal Bike challenge
May 22 Sun 3:30am - Occultation of 12.2 by Boliviana, from Santa Cruz, 55% odds from Cabrillo. OW low mag event. 0.5mag drop 10 sec event.
May 24 Tue 12:57am - Occultation of 12.7 combined, 0.6 drop, from Carrizo Plain, odds maybe 22% or so. OW low mag feed
May 25 Wed 2am - Occultation of 13.2 star, from Yosemite, Aptos in 1-sig zone, low odds, only 7 deg from 85% moon. Tough.
June 17: deadline for dept purchase reimbursements
June 19 - Sun - Mt Hamilton Run
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
July 24 - Wharf to Wharf race
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 21 Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon
Aug 22 Monday begins Flex Week
Aug 25 10am - Aldebaren Occultation
Aug 26 Fri - NAS Div meeting 9-11:30am, and 1-3pm Observatory dept meeting
Aug 29 Monday - Fall Semester classes begin
Aug 30 Tue morn 5am - Occultation of 8.3 star from Monterey Bay Area , new moon.
Sept 1 - Sept 5 (Thur-Sun) - Barcroft Research Station expedition
Sept 5 - Monday Labor Day: Mt Baldy 10K
Sept 5 Mon morn - Occultation of 7.0 star, low rank, from Carrizo Plain
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 25 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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