Topic: “New Eyes – New Universe” – the celestial surprises of the James Webb Space Telescope Speaker: Steve Murray Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He’s currently a freelance science writer and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, following careers in naval aviation at MCAS Miramar, […]
Topic: Explore Moon to Mars: Humanity’s Grand PlanSpeaker: Jessica Rzeszut NASA Solar System Ambassador Jessica Rzeszut will present an overview and update on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission and the Artemisprogram, and discuss how we’ll use what we’re learning to take the next giant leap in our space exploration journey. Jessica is a lifelong space enthusiast
On August 26 & 27, 2022, the Julian StarFest graced the dark skies of the Menghini Winery in Julian. See description below: This is a fantastic opportunity to set up your telescope at a nearby dark sky location. Come and meet or renew those friendships with other SDAA Members. JSF will also include many of
Friday, October 29⋅19:00 – 21:00 Virtual-Facebook Live The TAAA and SDAA are offering a joint, virtual, EAA, live stream event to expand our joint capabilities for live imaging from various locations in Arizona and San Diego. There will be FIVE imaging scopes contributing to the Facebook presentation with TAAA Star Party Coordinator, Jim Knoll hosting.
On Saturday May 15th We will hold our annual Spring Cleanup at TDS. A dumpster will be positioned at the compound for everyone to use in sprucing up their pads and junk removal. A list of allowed items will be posted on the container. Cleanup will commence at 9AM. This is a good time to
Time to say “Good Bye” to Winter, and to our Winter Programs! But before we go, let’s take a last look at a few things we may have missed since the beginning of Winter, on that fascinating Winter Solstice with the Great Conjunction in December. On occasion of the Vernal Equinox, we plan to share
Thursday, February 18⋅19:00 – 21:00 Virtual Star Party via YouTube Livestream! Yes! The OakOasis County Preserve has invited us to return to host yet another livestream event. This evening we will use this wonderful dark site to pay tribute to the venerable Sir Patrick Caldwell-Moore, host of the BBC television series, The Sky at Night, author
SDAA YouTube Live Stream EventMonday, December 21 – 17:00-18:00Hosted by Gary Hawkins & Dave Decker The Great Conjunction It has been almost 400 years since Jupiter and Saturn were so close to each other, and approximately 800 years since the phenomenon takes place at night, this will make it visible in almost every part of