San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) sponsors speakers on a wide range of astronomy topics on the third Wednesday of every month at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center. The Program meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Each attendee receives one free door prize ticket. After announcements and a small amount of business, the audience is treated to the featured presentation. At the close of the meeting the door prizes are presented.  The event is open to the public. The Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center is at One Fr. Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego CA 92119.  Call the park at 619-668-3281 for more information or visit http://www.mtrp.org.

Please contact Mike Chasin if you have an questions, comments, or ideas for the Program Meetings.

July 19, 2017

Speakers: Alex Tardy, NOAA/National Weather Service

Topic: How to use NWS Forecasts     

SDAA Speaker

Alex Tardy is the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Diego. Alex has worked at several locations across the country including Vermont, Virginia, Texas, and Utah in a variety of positions including senior weather forecasting duties and science operations officer. Alex is in charge of working with a variety of public and private partners to ensure that weather and hazard information and education is received in the most efficient ways to save lives and property. Alex received a bachelor of science in atmospheric science from the State University of New York in Albany. He has worked for the National Weather Service for 22 years. .



Upcoming SDAA Program Meetings
January No general meeting - annual banquet on February 11, 2017
February 15 R. Lee Hamm: The Cleveland National Forest and how the National Forest can better meet SDAA’s needs as a user
March 15 Tim Thompson, LA Astronomical Society, JPL, Mt Wilson docent: Mt Wilson Observatory
April 19 Joint meeting with the International Dark Sky Association
May 17 Steve Murray: Novel Neighbors – searching for life on planetary moons
June 21 Dr.Stella Kafka: the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
July 19 Alex Tardy, NOAA/National Weather Service: How to use NWS Forecasts
August 16 Eclipse Photo Tips
September 20 TBD
October 18 TBD
November 15 Gadget night