Activities for Astronomy Day 2007:
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS - lhs.berkeley.edu) Astronomy Day is also "Cal Day" at UC Berkeley.
at Lawrence Hall of Science on April 21, 2007 we'll have
- Free admission as part of the Cal Day celebration.
- "What's Up in the Universe?" 1:15 or 3:15 pm to meet the director of this movie that blends science, art, and storytelling with interviews of explorers and scientists.
- Geoff Marcy lecture following both showings.
- "Circus! Science Under the Big Top."
- Five 30-minute planetarium shows starting at 12:45 p.m. (limited seating)
- meet friendly animals (Earth creatures) in Biology Lab, starting 1:30 pm.
- The Bay View Cafe open 10 am - 3 pm.
- Cal Day visitors get 10% off at the Discovery Corner Store on all items beginning with a B (for Berkeley!).
- Finally, on the plaza outside LHS from 9 to 11 pm stargazing.
- www.lhs.berkeley.edu/planetarium/SatNightStars.html for more information on LHS Saturday Night Stargazing programs.
San Francisco and North Bay:
Sonoma County Astronomical Society (SCAS)
Robert Ferguson Observatory, Kenwood <http://www.rfo.org>
Solar viewing Noon-4:00
Public Viewing sunset to ?????
State Park parking fees (and $2/adult for evening program)
Evening Public Viewing at McDowell Elementary school, Petaluma.
Evening sidewalk astronomy, Healdsburg Ave & North Street, Healdsburg
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) at the California Academy of Sciences 875 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 http://www.calacademy.org/ ... That evening ... at the Randall Museum for night sky viewing. Randall Museum 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114 http://www.randallmuseum.org/index.cfm
The 2007 Mt Tam Astronomy Programs will begin on Astronomy Day/Earth Day, SATURDAY, April 21, at 8:00pm with a talk by Dr. Philip Duffy, researcher at Lawrence Livermore Lab, on "Climate Change: Observational Evidence, the Role of Humans and Societal Impacts"
Dr. Duffy will give an overview of scientific evidence for global warning and for a human role in this process, followed by a discussion of possible consequences for society. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than become more informed about our own planet and what we can do to protect it. This is the first in a series of seven programs. The complete season can be viewed on the website: http://www.mttam.net All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. If the weather is questionable, check the website or the hotline 415-455-5370 after 4:00pm on program dates. If sky conditions prohibit observing, the lectures are usually held anyway. For driving directions, see the Mount Tamalpais State Park website: http://www.mttam.net/Default.aspx?tabid=845
Foothill College - 21 April 2007. 8 to 11 pm. grand reopening of its college and public observatory. Opening ceremonies 8:45 pm. Evening viewing through the new telescope; other telescopes provided by the Peninsula Astronomical Society. Recently donated 16-inch computer-automated telescope as well as high-capability solar telescope, large video monitor for showing what the telescope is observing. Campus parking permit $2.00. No pets; no bright lights near the observatory and the telescopes. Foothill College Observatory, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
San Jose Astronomical Association
Stockton Astronomical Society