Lincoln Hills Astronomy  Group

 

Meetings/Events

 

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  •     Apr 5 (Wed)   LHAG General Meeting      Video        Prof Alex Filippenko (UC Berkeley)

                    Prof.  Filippenko will describe the colors of the sky, sun, moon and stars at sunrise and                         sunset and what causes them


    Learn about  things you can see with your naked eye during sunrise and sunset.  

               Twilight arch,   Anti-twilight arch 

               Belt of Venus

               Earth's shadow on the atmosphere

               Dark segment

               Alpenglow

               Purple light

               Clouds:  Backlit, Clouds with a silver lining 

               Sun rays, Buddha's rays, crepuscular rays  

               Flattened/squashed sun and moon

               Green and Blue flashes

               Inferior and Superior Mirages

            Why length of day and night l is different in summer vs winter

            Vernal (Spring) and Autumnal Equinox, Solstice, midnight sun

  • Apr 17  (Mon)  Cosmology Interest Group Meets in the Fine Arts Room in OC Lodge 6:45 PM   Contact Morey Lewis (eunmor@ pobox.com) for more information 
    • DVD Series "Black Holes Explained" 
    • The lectures are by Professor Alex Filippenko, Ph.D. from U. C. Berkeley, and  Click here to view a complete description of this DVD lecture series.
    • Lecture 10  "Stephen Hawking and Black Hole Evaporation "
    • Lecture 11  "Black Holes and the Holographic Universe"
    • Lecture discussion /Q&A
  • Apr 27  (Thurs) Telescope Interest Group  Meets in the Multipurpose  Room in OC Lodge 6:45 PM 
    • This group focuses on all aspects of owning and using personal telescopes.  This includes purchasing a telescope for those who wish to own a telescope, assistance on how to use their personal telescopes for those who own one, and learning the basics about finding objects in the night sky to make the viewing experience more enjoyable.
    •   "Starparty"   We will go observing with telescopes at the Associated Modelers of Sacramento (AMOS) airfield in Lincoln



General Meeting Information

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Date: Monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month. 

LocationPresentation Hall  at Kilaga Springs Lodge


Time:
Informal Question and Answer Session/Activities 6:45 - 7:15 PM 

Presentation at 7:15 PM





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