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2018




2018

January 03      General Meeting    John Combes presents his talk on "Cassini's Trip to Saturn"

January 15      CIG    Don Wilson continues his lecture series
                        "Demarcation Wars: Draining the Big Bang 'Swamp' and the 2nd Copernicus Revolution."
                        Lecture #4 - Pie in the Sky                 


January 25      TIG
   This month we will look at astronomy apps and how they can be used to find objects in the night sky as well as
                        how they can help plan an observing session.
Ron Olson will explore the Messier Deep Sky Objects visible from the
                        Lincoln Hills area. 

February 07    General Meeting    Our guest speaker this month will be our very own "Moon Goddess" Nina Mazzo. Nina will 
                        talk to us about "Earth's Moon." She will be taking a look at the far side of the Moon. 

February 19    
CIG    Don Wilson continues his lecture series
                        "Demarcation Wars: Draining the Big Bang 'Swamp' and the 2nd Copernicus Revolution."
                        Lecture #5 - What's the Matter U and
                        Lecture #6 - Shell Game
                        Q & A

February 22    TIG    This month we will plan on a star party at the Sports Pavilion. This Star Party was
                       cancelled du
e to weather.
                       Instead Ron Yelton presented a program on the Nightfall Star Party held south of Palm Springs
                       every year in the Fall.


March 07        General Meeting    Guest speaker Tim Unruh will talk about Meteoroids, Meteors and Meteorites.

March 19       
CIG    Unfortunately, Don is not available this month - so we have cancelled this lecture for just this month.                         
 
March 22       Star Party at the Model Airplane Field. We just have not been lucky with the weather, so the AMOS Star Party has
                       been cancelled. Ron Yelton presents a talk about the Texas Star Party instead.

                       Bob Collins for info:  bobpcoll@community.net


April 4            General Meeting    Bill Weaver and Ron Yelton will give a joint presentation on imaging.
                        Bill Weaver "Easy and Simple Astro Imaging for Beginners"    Click here to view Bill's presentation
                        Ron Yelton "The Pitfalls of Making an Astro Image"
                        Bill will start off talking about how you can get great images with just an adapter, telescope and a cell phone. Ron  
                        will expand on this theme and try to de-mystify some of the terms and things that we see in astrophotos along with   
                        some examples. These talks should be a lot of fun!!!

April 16         CIG   
Don Wilson continues his lecture series
                       "Demarcation Wars: Draining the Big Bang 'Swamp' and the 2nd Copernicus Revolution."
                       Lecture #7 -
Bubble Balance - Structure As You Like It and
                       Lecture #8
- Fountain of Youth - Anti-matter
                       Q & A

April 19         TIG    Star Party at the Sports Pavilion. Telescope set-up about 7:00 PM and observing a little after Sunset at 7:46 PM.
                       Due to a lack of telescopes we have had to cancel the Sports Pavilion star Party.

May 2            General Meeting    Carla LaFave presents her first short LHAG talk on "The Sun," followed by a short talk by Ron
                      Yelton offering images that he himself has taken and some of the stories behind them. Both talks should be fun and   
                      full of interesting information. Come on out and support Carla in her debut lecture.


May 21         
CIG    Don Wilson continues his lecture series
                      "Demarcation Wars: Draining the Big Bang 'Swamp' and the 2nd Copernicus Revolution."
                     
Lecture #9 - Graviton Discovery - Really, Really Hugh and,
                      Lecture #10 - A NEW Law of Gravity"



May 24          TIG    We've added a Star Party at Blue Canyon on May 17th. Sunset is at 8:12 PM. We will be guests of Richard  
                       Sandler.
As usual, if the star party is cancelled due to weather, we will try to have a regular
                       meeting in the OC Multi-media room at 6:45. Check the TIG page for updates.   
  
                       For more information contact Bob Collins b
obpcoll@community.net
                       Unfortunately, we're shooting 100% on weathered-out star parties. Blue Canyon had to be cancelled due to weather
                       No other activities scheduled this month for the TIG.

      
June 6
           General Meeting
                      This meeting has been moved to the OC Ballroom at 6:45 PM. The Players have a show scheduled that night and we
                      got bumped to Orchard Creek. John Combes will give an update on the Hubble Space Telescope. 

June 18          CIG    Don Wilson will conclude his lecture series with
                       Lecture #11 - Unification
                       Q & A

June 14          TIG    We will have a star party at the AMOS field near the casino hosted by Richard Sandler. Sunset is at 8:34 PM.
                       Click here for a map to the site. As usual, if the star party is cancelled due to weather, we will try to have a regular
                       meeting in the OC Multi-media room at 6:45. Check the TIG page for updates.  

July               
General Meeting, CIG and TIG   No activities scheduled for July.

August 1        General Meeting    Prof. David Dunn will have a presentation for us at the Sierra College Planetarium at 7:00 PM,  
                       Wednesday, August 1st.

August 16      TIG    Star Party at the Sports Pavilion. Sunset is about 7:45 PM. So come on out around 8:00 PM. It was a lot of fun.
                       We had great views of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter (the Great Red Spot was nicely visible) as well as Venus and some Deep
                       Sky Objects like the Ring Nebula and the dumbbell Nebula.

August 20      CIG   New lecture series begins - Radio Astronomy
                      
Lecture #1 "Radio Astronomy and the Invisible Universe"
                       Lecture #2 "Thermal Radio Emissions: The Planets"
                       Q & A

August 27       TIG The Telescope Interest Group will be providing telescopes for a Moonlight Walk sponsored by the Trail  
                        Enhancement Team. See the TIG page for details.

September 5    GM  John Collins will give a talk on New Horizon's trip to Pluto.

September 13  TIG  Trip to Cameron Park

September 17  CIG  Lecture Series - Radio Astronomy
                       
October 3        GM    Ex-resident Jim Kelley will return to give a talk on Black Holes. This will be a great talk. You don't want to
                        miss it.

October 11      TIG    Star Party at the Sports Pavilion at 6:30 PM. Come out and explore the Cosmos with us and our telescopes.

October 15      CIG    We continue our new lecture series on Radio Astronomy with:
                        Lecture #3 "The Birth of Radio Astronomy"
                        Lecture #4 "The Discovery of Interstellar Hydrogen"

                        Q & A

November 7     GM    Cindy Van Buren will talk about the Juno Mission to Jupiter and Barbara Swerdlow will give her first
                         "What's New in Astronomy" talk on "Uranus - The Stinky Planet."

November 8     TIG
    Star Party at the Sports Pavilion at 5:00 PM  Cancelled. All of the telescopes had other commitments :)

November 19   CIG
    Radio Astronomy
                         Lecture #5 "Radio Telescopes and How They Work"
                         Lecture #6 "Mapping the Hydrogen Sky"

December 2     LHAG Annual Christmas Luncheon
                        1:00-4:00 PM in the Kilaga Springs Lodge kitchen area. See our Home Page for reservation information.

December        CIG    No Meeting

December        TIG    No Meeting