Upcoming Outreaches in February

Thursday, February 11
Franklin School
850 E. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
Setup: 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Viewing 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Crescent moon and Jupiter rising in east.
Setup on basketball courts accessed from gate at front of school
Wednesday, February 17
Lincoln Elementary School
444 E. Olive.
Colton, CA. 92324
Setup: 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Viewing 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Waxing gibbous moon and Jupiter rising in east
Playground access gate off alley on east side of school


January Meeting

Next SBVAA event is the January meeting,
Saturday, January 23, 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
(pre-meeting dinner at 5:30 pm, location TBA)


"Unofficial" SBVAA Star Party at Whitewater

There is an "Unofficial" SBVAA star party this SaturdayJanuary 2nd, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

@ The White Water division of the Wildlands Conservancy Preserve.

Cliff Saucier will be leading the group.
Usually the Conservancy serves snacks for the first part of the show.Come on out for a night of fun under the stars.


Partner News

The Loneliest Galaxy In The Universe?

Our greatest, largest-scale surveys of the universe have given us an unprecedented view of cosmic structure extending for tens of billions of light years. With the combined effects of normal matter, dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos and radiation all affecting how matter clumps, collapses and separates over time, the great cosmic web we see is in tremendous agreement with our best theories: the Big Bang and General Relativity. Yet this understanding was only possible because of the pioneering work of Edwin Hubble, who identified a large number of galaxies outside of our own, correctly measured their distance (following the work of Vesto Slipher's work measuring their redshifts), and discovered the expanding universe. [PDF]

 

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