As of Feb 19, 2018. Check out past events here.
Asteroid Occ Predictions: Steve Preston's , Derek Breit's , Calif Path Maps , SF Extra Event , Brad Timerson's , Report Template
Software: Using AVIsynth , TANGRA , Making Aladin Finder Charts , Limiting Mag , Registax and Occ Video
Making C2A Charts , 2-star Alignment of LX200gps , YouTube IOTA Videos
My "HowTo" on Reducing Asteroid Occultations , Reported Asteroid Occulations
Equipment: Watec 910HX , my Watec Tests , Video astrometry , PC165DNR , Video recording
South Bay Grazes , SF Grazes , Lunar Phases , Driving Distance Calculator , Remote Control of PC165DNR , Atmospheric Extinction vs Altitude=.4/sin(a) mags
WiFi hotspots in California , Comet /DSO Photo Op's
M67 Mag Chart , ToBuy
Feb 22 Thur morn 3:25am - Occultation of 10.2 by Imprinetta from Santa Cruz. Get from home.
Feb 22 Thur eve - Banff Film Festival at the Rio
Feb 24/25 weekend at Pt Reyes w/ Steve and MaryAnn, Mark and Leanne
Feb 27 Tue eve 6:30-7:30pm ExtraCredit star party at the observatory
Feb 28 Wed eve 7:19pm - Occultation of 7.6 by Bounty, low rank 12% odds, try from home
Mar 1 Thur - videotaping session on Climate Change, at the Observatory(?)
Mar 1 Thur eve 11:55pm - Occultation of 11.8 by Lomia from Paicines, high rank
Mar 2 Fri 1:30pm - DC meeting w/ President
Mar 3 Sat eve - SCTC Awards Banquet at "California Grill" in Watsonville
Mar 4 Sun eve - Oscars party
Mar 6 - 2:24pm Room 2100B (lower campus) SISC health eval (for $25 amazon gift coupon)
Mar 7 - Rio Theater UCSC 5th Climate Conference "Humans and Wild Animals in a Hot World"
Mar 8 Thur - 6-8pm at Studio 107 at Tannery Arts - my talk and Q/A on Climate Change
Mar 9 Fri - The 4th Grade Experience" - program at Cabrillo College
Mar 9 Fri 9pm - Occultation by Leopoldina from Lompoc . Lompoc on northern edge. Drive south to Lompoc for race
Mar 10 - Solvang Century
Mar 11 - 10am Pre-trip for Astro 25 9-noon in room 705/706. Solvang Century Saturday.
Mar 13 Tue eve 8:32pm (PDT?) - Occultation by Massalia from Cabrillo Observatory on Astro 8 night. Very high rank.
Mar 16-18 Fri-Sun - Astro 25 Field Astronomy course, to Laguna Mtn (or the Mojave desert if rain threatens).
Mar 21 Wed eve 9:21pm - Occultation by Artica of 13.5, low rank, try from home.
Mar 26 Mon morn 6am - Occultation by Thisbe 11.2 drop 0.8, from Santa Cruz
Mar 27 Tue eve - (Spr Break) Graze of 5.4 5s 86+ moon, from Kernville, Trona
Mar 31 Saturday - Occultation by Herculina of 10.8 in Chico area. Maybe XC ski Lassen and then occ w/ Ted??
Apr 15 9:20pm - Occultation of 11.7 by Euphrosyne from Don Pedro. Only makes sense if I'm doing something fun in Yosemite and get on the way back.
Jun 30 12:20am Sat - Occultation of 11.1 star from Lassen. Rank 56, not good.
Jul 7 10:20pm - Saturday: Occultation by the KBO Quaoar, from US. Odds maybe 15-20%? Altitude about 30 deg. Worthy target!
July 7/8 - June Lake Triathlon . Bring scope and gear? Drive separate from Ferrell? Skip race??
Jul 10 Tue eve 9pm or so - Occultation of 12.0 star by Pulcova
Jul 13 Fri eve 11:45pm - Occultation of 9.3 by Christa, high rank, across Carrizo Plain, a bit south of Trail100G, but Chimney Pk campsite inside path and probably good. Target not too hard to find, in the "teaspoon" of Sagittarius
July 15-20 "The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter" - conference in Kingston Ontario, Canada.
July 21/22 - Donner Lake Triathlon ; I'm registered.
Aug 8-11 - Astrophotography and bristlecone studies at Barcroft Research Station
Aug 9 - 5am - Graze of 5.9 8n of 5- moon from Independence and White Mtns
Sept 7-9 - Granite Man Challenge
Sept 15/16 - Malibu Triathlon
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