Astronomers of Humboldt
The Astronomers of Humboldt ordinarily schedule meetings on the weekend nearest the new moon. Meetings may consist of an observing session or an indoor presentation.
- Tuesday August 12. Perseid Meteor Shower. The full moon will make it hard to see any but the brightest meteors. Nevertheless, if the weather permits, we will meet at Kneeland Airport. Check back here for a last-minute update. Bring a folding chair (preferably one that reclines) and/or something to lie on, and bring warm clothing and a blanket or sleeping bag.
- Saturday August 23. Regular Monthly Meeting.. We plan to meet at Kneeland Airport if the weather is suitable. Check back here for a last-minute update.
Meeting dates and special events for the rest of 2014 (check back for details):
- Saturday September 20. Regular Monthly Meeting.
- Wednesday October 8. Total Lunar Eclipse. 2:15 a.m. to 5:34 a.m.
- Thursday October 23. Partial Solar Eclipse. 1:44 p.m. to 4:27 p.m. About 50% of the sun will be covered as seen from Humboldt County.
- Saturday October 25. Regular Monthly Meeting.
- Saturday November 22. Regular Monthly Meeting.
- Saturday December 6. Public Observing at Arts Alive.
- Saturday December 20. Regular Monthly Meeting.
Here are links to some west coast star parties: Golden State Star Party [at http://www.goldenstatestarparty.org/], Oregon Star Party [at http://www.oregonstarparty.org/], Enchanted Skies Star Party [at http://enchantedskies.org/], RTMC Astronomy Expo [at http://www.rtmcastronomyexpo.org/general.html], Brothers Star Party [at http://mbsp.org/], Starry Skies Over Yosemite [at http://www.yosemitepark.com/starry-skies.aspx], Nightfall Star Party [at http://nightfallstarparty.com/].