The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Olson Hall, Room 120 at the University of the Pacific at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome.

    A monthly star party is usually held on a Saturday near a new moon.


Coming Up     [view SAS Sky Calendar  (119.5KB PDF file) March 2015]

Thursday, March 5 -- Full Moon
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am -- ATM Workshop
Saturday, March 14 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party
Friday, March 20 -- New Moon
Saturday, March 21 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, March 28 at 7:15 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park


SAS News

SAS March 12th Meeting

Stockton Astronomical Society presents

Dan Bakken  

Hercules: Treatment for Aperture Fever

Dan Bakken has been an amateur astronomer for over 40 years, and also an amateur telescope maker. His quest has resulted in the 41.2" f/3.9 Hercules telescope including its mirror. He will talk about what brought him to the project, how the mirror was finished by hand, and the evolution of the telescope itself. Dan is coming from Spokane, Washington, and will be hosted by his longtime astronomy comrade Jeff Baldwin.

...Jeff Baldwin, Program Director


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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.

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Member: Astronomical Association of Northern California
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