As of Dec 12, 2017. 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
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
Dec 16 Sat eve 9pm - Occultation of 11.6 combined by Phoceae from Seaside. Planning page
Dec 19 Tue morn 12:50am - Occultation of 12.1 star by Zeuxa, from Santa Cruz Mtns, decent rank
Dec 20 Wed eve 7:30pm - Occultation of 12.1 star by Wilhelmina, from Carrizo Plain. 8 deg altitude in the east
Dec 21 Thur morn 4:21am - Occultation of 9.9 star by Anacostia, from Carrizo Plain. High rank high in sky
Dec 25 Mon eve 9pm - Occultation of 11.6 combined by Cybele, v high rank, across Santa Cruz
Dec 25 Mon eve 10pm - Occultation of 11.5 by Anacostia, from Mt Lassen
Dec 26 Tue eve 10:15pm - Occultation of 11.6 by Palma, 0.45m drop, from Anza Borrego
Dec 27 Wed morn - Occultation of 10.8 by Asporina, from Laguna Mtn. High rank
Dec 30 afternoon occultation of Aldebaren on 93+ moon.
Dec 30 Sat eve 6:07pm - Occultation of 11.5 star by Katja, from Santa Cruz
Dec 30 Sat eve 12:31 midnight - Occultation of 12.2 by Lugano, from near Pozo - then on to Carrizo for trail run??
Jan 25 Wed 9pm - Graze of 4.3 in Morgan Hill area
Jan 31 Wed morning - Total Lunar Eclipse, last contact of umbral happens at moonset.
Feb 9-11 - TDRC Death Valley trail running weekend at Stovepipe Wells
Mar 9 Fri - The 4th Grade Experience" - program at Cabrillo College
Mar 10 Sat - Pre-trip for Astro 25 9-noon in room 705/706 (also Science Fair day; again not able to do it). Solvang Century too.
Mar 16-18 Fri-Sun - Astro 25 Field Astronomy course, to Laguna Mtn (or the Mojave desert if rain threatens).
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
Aug 8-11 - Astrophotography and bristlecone studies at Barcroft Research Station
Aug 18 - Pikes Peak Half Marathon Ascent
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