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Important Dates

General Meeting: September 18

Anza: September 12

Black Star: September 5

Upcoming Events

September 4 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : Beginners Astronomy Class

September 5 (Sat) at 6:00 PM : Private star party-Black Star Canyon

September 8 (Tue) at 7:00 PM : Private meeting - AstroImagers SIG

September 11 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : NEW DATE - Private mtg - Astrophysics SIG

September 12 (Sat) at 6:00 PM : Explore the Stars

September 12 (Sat) at 6:00 PM : Private Star Party - Anza

September 18 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : NEW DATE - OCA General Meeting

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Next General Meeting (all general meetings are free and open to public)

Date: 09/18/2015

Speaker: Dr. Dave Doody from Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Subject: The 20-year Cassini Mission and its Grand Finale in 2017

"What's Up?": Don McClelland


The September 2015 issue of the Sirius Astronomer is now available to members (log in required).

Back issues are available to all without a log in.

LAST UPDATE: September 2, 2015 12:23AM PDT

Saturday Sept 5th Black Star Canyon star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
After a week of cloudy skies, Saturday is supposed to be warm and clear. So join us at the nearby BSC star party.

Saturday Aug 8th BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
The last Summer BSC star party was warm & clear with 23 cars and around 40 people attending.

Saturday Aug 8th Black Star Canyon star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Looks like we should have another amazing BSC star party under dark night skies with warm weather.

Starbeque postponed to August Star Party!!!
Alan Smallbone |
Our annual Starbeque has been postponed to the August 15, 2015 Anza star party due to weather.

Saturday July 11th BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
We had 28 cars come out on a warm summer night. 48 people had a great time and we even saw the Milky Way after 11 pm.

Saturday July 11th Black Star Canyon star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
The mid summer July BSC star party should be warm and fun!

Saturday June 20th BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
What a nice warm summer time star party with clear skies!!!

Saturday June 20th Black Star Canyon star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Should be a nice Venus, Jupiter, Moon conjuction along with all the fun Summer objects under a clear, dark, warm sky.

CANCELLED - Saturday May 9th BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Sorry folks but the cloudy skies just don't seem to want to clear so I am cancelling tonight's BSC star party.

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