What makes this long-running meteor shower unique is that it consists of two separate streams — the first created by grain dust left behind by Asteroid 2004/TG10, and the second by dust grains left behind by Comet 2P/Encke. It runs Sept. 7-Dec. 10. A nearly full moon at the peak will make viewing difficult.
This is a free and open to the public online event, to attend please register with zoom by clicking here. The 3rd session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers different methods of finding objects in the night sky. Special topic is learning the constellations. For details, please visit here and download the sample information PDF […]
This is a free and open to the public online event. Join Zoom X-raying the Winds of Giant Stars We are made of stardust—or, at least in significant parts, of material produced in giant stars. These giant stars have strong winds that strip away the outer layers of stellar material. […]
This is a free and open to the public online event. Join Zoom Come and socialize with your fellow astronomy enthusiasts face-to-face virtually! Bring your latest astrophotography, mini-presentation, questions or none and your own refreshments.
The OCA Board meeting will happen on November 13, at 10:30am via Zoom. All current members are welcome to attend the meeting, please contact Alan Smallbone so that the meeting information can be sent to you.
The Leonids meteor shower runs Nov. 6-30 and puts on an average show of about 15 meteors an hour — except during cyclonic peaks that occur about every 33 years, when hundreds of meteors an hour can be seen. It happened last in 2001, putting us years away from a similar show from this shower […]
The monthly meeting of the Astrophysics Special Interest Group at 7:30 at the Heritage Museum. Please contact the SIG chair for details and requirements. See the Contacts section of the website for details on contacting the group.
This is a free and open to the public online event, to attend please register with zoom by clicking here. The 4th session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers the science behind the telescope. How do our eyes actually perceive objects we see in the telescope and what is the physics that allows that perception. […]