Profile cover photo
Profile photo
MJC Astronomy Club
37 followers -
Never lose your sense of wonder
Never lose your sense of wonder

37 followers
About
Posts

Unfortunately, our event at the Bald Mountain Heliport tomorrow is canceled! There are fires that the fire-fighters need to fight, so they need the helicopter pad. We hope to see you next year, and at our other star parties throughout the year.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
WHEN: 8:30pm-9:30pm
WHERE: Bald Mountain Helipad, Near Long Barn, off Highway 108. Head here for map: http://goo.gl/maps/BYuB
HOW MUCH: Free! Everyone is welcome!

The MJC Astronomy Club is hosting a star party in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on certain Fridays this summer, starting on June 28th. We will be holding these presentations at the request of the Forestry Service for public outreach.
We will be in a location with high elevation, a nearly unobstructed view of the sky, and we will be far from city lights. All this means that the view should be spectacular! 
Because we are doing these events, we will not be holding a telescope night on campus for the months of July or August. Anyone who was wanting to attend our telescope night, we highly encourage you to join us in the sierras.

REMAINING EVENTS: Check our events page for the remaining event dates. 

DIRECTIONS:
1. Take Highway 108 East out of Oakdale toward Sonora.
2. The Pinecrest Star party turnoff is 4.6 miles beyong the green Long Barn sign, on the left. Better yet, the highway at Long Barn opens to four lanes, just as it collapses into two lanes look for the temporary sign along the highway that says "Stars". Turn LEFT there.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
On the Science Building Lawn.  Enter from North Drive.  Free and open to the public.  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
On the Science Building Lawn.  Enter from North Drive.  Free and open to the public.  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The State Theater presents Science On Screen - a pioneering program pairing Hollywood films with presentations by notable experts from the world of science, technology, mathematics and medicine. 

Film: Jurassic Park

Speaker: .Garry Hayes, M.S.

$8 general admission, $5 students with ID

Doors open at 1 p.m.; presentation and film 2 p.m.
(Q&A following the film)

These programs are made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The State Theater presents Science On Screen - a pioneering program pairing Hollywood films with presentations by notable experts from the world of science, technology, mathematics and medicine. 

Film: The Day After Tomorrow

Speaker: .Michael P. Branch

$8 general admission, $5 students with ID

Doors open at 1 p.m.; presentation and film 2 p.m.
(Q&A following the film)

These programs are made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The State Theater presents Science On Screen - a pioneering program pairing Hollywood films with presentations by notable experts from the world of science, technology, mathematics and medicine. 

Film: Robot and Frank

Speaker: Kevin Gucwa, PH.D.

$8 general admission, $5 students with ID

Doors open at 1 p.m.; presentation and film 2 p.m.
(Q&A following the film)

These programs are made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Added photos to Contact - Science on Screen.
Commenting is disabled for this post.

Post has attachment
The State Theatre presents Science On Screen - a pioneering program pairing Hollywood films with presentations by notable experts from the world of science, technology, mathematics and medicine. 

Film: Contact starring Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway who, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, and receives a message from deep space for building a mysterious machine

Speaker: Jill Tarter, Ph.D. -- A Scientist Searching for Alien Life
Astronomer Jill Tarter was the long-time director of the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) program at U.C. Berkeley, and on whose work Carl Sagan's novel Contact was based, as was Ellie Arroway, the lead (Jodie Foster) character in the film.

Doors at 2 p.m.; presentation and film 3 p.m.
(Q&A following the film)

These programs are made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
On the Science Building Lawn.  Enter from North Drive.  Free and open to the public.  
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded