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  (117.8KB PDF file) July 2014]

Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park
Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Saturday, July 12 -- Full Moon
Friday, July 18 at 9:00 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 am -- ATM Workshop
Saturday, July 19 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party - OR -
Saturday, July 19 at sunset -- Pardee Observation Point Star Party
Saturday, July 26 -- New Moon
Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 pm -- Annual Potluck Picnic and Star Party at the Heliport site

SAS News

SAS July 10th Meeting

Stockton Astronomical Society presents:

Mary Barsony, Ph.D.  

We Are Stardust: Genesis of the Elements

The greatest discovery of twentieth century astrophysics was understanding the process that powers the Sun and the stars. Energy generation in stars like our Sun relies on nuclear fusion reactions, which are responsible for producing all of the known elements heavier than hydrogen.

In this talk, Dr. Barsony will review the currently known (and unknown) constituents of our Universe, outline how the Big Bang theory explains the proportions of raw materials (predominantly hydrogen and helium) out of which the first generation of stars were formed, and tell the remarkable tale of how the constituent elements, out of which the Earth, and you and I were formed, came to be.

...Dennis LeClert, Program Director

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California's First Astronomical Observatory

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