As of June 20, 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 , 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
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
June 24 Sun - Calilfornia Triathlon Championship West Regional - Pleasanton ($185) (top 5 or top 33% go to Nationals)
Jun 30 12:20am Sat - Occultation of 11.1 star from Lassen. Rank 56, not good.
Jun 30 9am-noon - Astro 25 Pre-Trip Meeting in 705
Jul 2 - Planetarium show 2pm, for kids (Linneae from mid April emails)
Jul 7 Sat 10:20pm - Saturday: Occultation by the KBO Quaoar, from US. Altitude 33, central CA inside southern limit, as is most of the U.S.
July 8 Sun - June Lake Triathlon . Registered.
Jul 10 Tue eve 9pm or so - Occultation of 12.0 star by Pulcova
Jul 11 Wed - Occultation of v=12 star by Pulcova and its satellite (?). High rank from Santa Cruz
Jul 13-15 - Astro 25 "Field Astro in the Calif Mtns" - at Chimney Peak based around Fri eve 11:45pm - Occultation of 9.3 by Christa, high rank, across Carrizo Plain, a bit south of Trail100G, but Chimney Pk campsite inside path and probably good. Target not too hard to find, in the "teaspoon" of Sagittarius
July 15-20 "The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter" - conference in Kingston Ontario, Canada.
July 21/22 - Donner Lake Triathlon ; registered.
July 28 - SSP reunion
Aug 8-11 - Astrophotography and bristlecone studies at Barcroft Research Station
Aug 9 - 5am - Graze of 5.9 8n of 5- moon from Independence and White Mtns
Aug 14 - Tue eve 10:30pm. Occultation of 12.9 star by Pluto. Northern limit across Central CA. Carrizo looks good.
Aug 27 Mon - First day of classes
Aug 25 - Lake Tahoe Triathlon
Sept 7-9 - Granite Man Challenge
Sept 15/16 - Malibu Triathlon
Sept 15 Sat 9:30-11:30am - STEM Teaching Science workshop Rm 618, Flex
Sept 16 Sunday 1:48am - Occultation of 7.2 by Sappho, one of the big events of '18, will get lots of observers. Get from Pt Reyes
Oct 12-14 - Fri-Sunday - Astro 25 "Field Astronomy in the California Mountains" course. Location - Probably Stanislaus River/California Caverns
Jan 20 Sun eve - Total Lunar eclipse graze from Pt Reyes Hostel of 7.8 during totality
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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