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The next PAS meeting is Friday July 8, 2016

7:30 pm, Room 5015, Foothill College


 "Sunset and Sunrises are Beautiful and Happen Every Day" by Greg Edwards

In this talk we will explore some of the over 100 different Sun-related phenomena that can be seen in the sky and look at photographs of over three dozen examples (green flashes, blue flashes, Sun dogs, 22 degree arcs, Sun pillars, belt of Venus, etc.). There will be some discussion on how and where to photograph these phenomena and how to perform post-processing.  After this talk, you should have a 66% chance of photographing the green flash above the ocean when the horizon is clear and you have the right gear.

Greg Edwards is currently the astronomy instructor at Point Reyes National Seashore. He was a judge for the recent Photographic Society of America Chapter Showcase and has won over 3400 international awards on ViewBug and elsewhere. He is also a retired engineer from an aerospace company.

No club meeting in August (go to Yosemite for the PAS Star Party at Glacier Point instead!).  Our next club meeting presentation will be in September.

 Location: Foothill College room 5015, next to Parking Lot 5
Bring $3 for a parking permit



The Peninsula Astronomical Society is a group of some 200 Bay Area astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Some members are professionally trained in astronomy, others are just starting and have never looked through a telescope before. One thing that we all have in common is an interest in the sky.

The PAS holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA (between San Jose and Palo Alto).  The meetings are usually held in Room 5015, next to Parking Lot 5 (see map). Each meeting features a speaker (or speakers) bringing us up to date on different topics in astronomy. The public is welcome to attend these meetings; there is no charge to attend.  Note, however, that there is a $3 charge for parking - visitor parking permits are available from the machines in the parking lots.  Please do not park in spaces marked "Staff" - you will be ticketed!

As part of its commitment to bringing astronomy to the public, the Peninsula Astronomical Society operates the Foothill College Observatory (click here for more information). The Observatory is staffed by members of the society who volunteer to conduct the regularly scheduled public programs.

In addition to operating the Foothill Observatory, the PAS has its own observatory in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. This location has AC power and room for members to set up their own telescopes at our monthly star parties. This site is also the home of the society's 12" telescope, available for member use after a checkout.

For informaton about membership in the PAS, click here.



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