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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

Meeting Schedule and Events
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Presentation Hall at the Kilaga Springs Lodge
at 6:45 PM.

2017 Schedule
January 4     "Mysterious Moons in our Solar System"
Our very own "Moon Goddess," Nina Mazzo, moves out from Earths' Moon to explore 10 strange moons in our Solar System.

February 1    "Variable Stars" by Bill Goff (AAVSO)
Bill is from the American Association of Variable Star Observers and will present a talk about variable stars and what we learn from them.

March 1    "Dark Skies - Why Light Pollution Affects You" by Jack Sales of the
International Dark-Sky Association
Jack will talk about preserving our dark skies as well as how light pollution affects our circadian rhythms and the hormonal cycles of all living things.

April 5   This month will feature a video by Prof. Alex Filippenko
Prof. Filippenko will describe the colors of the sky, sun, moon and stars at sunrise and sunset and what causes them. Learn about surprising things you can see with your naked eye during sunrise and sunset as well as other interesting
atmospheric phenomena. Why the length of day and night is different in summer vs winter. Vernal (Spring) and Autumnal Equinox, Solstice and the  midnight sun.
May 3   "In Search of Dark Matter" by Aaron Manalaysay
Aaron will describe the Large Underground Xenon Experiment.
Cosmology's Big Bang Theory requires that 80% of the matter in the universe must be Dark Matter. Aaron will describe the results of the of this search for Dark Matter. 
June 7   "Tour of the Universe: My Favorite Hubble Images"
by Jim Wronkiewicz
The HST, in orbit since 1990, has taken over one million images, Jim will talk about and display his favorite 30-40 Hubble Images. This should be a great  program.
July 5
No Meeting
August 9    Prof. David Dunn Planetarium Show at Sierra College    7:00 PM
Professor David Dunn will present a planetarium show at the Sierra College Planetarium. These are always fun and informative. Join us for an enjoyable evening. Contact Bob Collins for more information. bobpcoll@community.net
408-1435  Click on the following link for the Sierra College parking map.
Parking     Updated Parking Map

August 24   We had a trip to Cameron Park scheduled, but due to an unfortunate lack of interest in this outing we have cancelled. We will try to re-schedule later in the Fall when it gets darker earlier and we will be able to return earlier.
September 6    "The Science of Star Wars: The Lowdown on Space Travel, Aliens, and the Force"  by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI
Orchard Creek Ballroom at 7:00 PM
October 4   Ron Olson presenting "Observing the Night Sky"
How to locate, identify objects in the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes.
November 1   Video lecture on "The Antikythera Mechanism" presented by
Prof. Bradley Schaefer
The Antikythera Mechanism is thought to be the very first analog computer ever built. It could keep track of the stars, seasons, Olympic games and many other events that depended on the positions of the stars.
December 3    This will be our annual Christmas Luncheon. Contact Elsa Paszek at  paszekbronek@yahoo.com  if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out.