Stockton Astronomical Society
Coming Up [view SAS Sky Calendar (126.1KB PDF file) March 2014]
Saturday, March 1 -- New Moon
Saturday, March 1 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Friday, March 7 at 7:00 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, March 8 at 6:00 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park
Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 am -- Daylight Savings Time begins
Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Sunday, March 16 -- Full Moon
Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 am -- ATM Workshop
Saturday, March 22 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party - OR -
Saturday, March 22 at sunset -- Pardee Observation Point Star Party
Saturday, March 29 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Sunday, March 30 -- New Moon
SAS March 13th Meeting
Stockton Astronomical Society presents:
Dr. Mandeep Gill
"Cosmology from Gravitational Lensing
--OR-- How Prof. Einstein Can Help Us Solve the Grandest Mystery in Modern-Day Physics"
An amazing amount about what we currently believe to be the primary ingredients of our Universe - 'normal' matter, dark matter, and dark energy -- can be learned from careful studies of the deflection and distortion of images of galaxies by intervening matter distributions.
Our prediction for the naive level of dark energy is off by 128 orders of magnitude (!) -- clearly one of the grandest of all mysteries in astrophysics (and physics in general) today. I will define all these arcane terms, and then try to show why we are at an incredibly promising point for elucidating many of these mysteries in the coming years.
Everyone enjoys being in on the story as the protagonists solve a mystery once in a while, so sit back and relax at this peek at how we might get some key insight into this particular one in the near future!
...Dennis LeClert, Program Director
What's to See Tonight
Astronomy in the News
Thinking of Buying a Star?
California's First Astronomical Observatory
Picture of the Day
From the US Naval Observatory
From NASA Space Place Program
|NASA Released Photo and Info Sheet|
The following individual articles are maintained on other sites that have various archival or retention dates and therefore, the link to these articles cannot be guaranteed.
The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) was founded as a non-profit California corporation to foster interest in and promote the general knowledge of astronomy and related sciences.
This site is best viewed with the latest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (version 11.0).
Designed for screen resolution: 1024x768
Webmaster regarding this site.
Copyright © 2000 - 2014 by Stockton Astronomical Society
Last Updated: 3/5/2014