Articles From : macpuzl

  • January Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies in the next week, if the clouds are polite.

  • Moon Occults Venus

    Chuck shares a video of the Moon occulting the planet Venus at 1:17 PM PST from Santa Barbara.

  • The ISS and the Seven Sisters

    Chuck shares a shot of the International Space Station passing through the Pleiades from our point of view on Monday evening, just before it faded away into the Earth’s shadow. 

  • December ISS and Sky Happenings

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in early December.

  • November ISS

    The International Space Station will be making some good visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies during the last half of November.

  • Early Fall ISS, Mars, and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies this weekend.

  • Equinox Space Station

    The International Space Station will be making evening passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies for the week leading up to the Autumnal Equinox.

  • Midsummer Space Station and August Sights

    The International Space Station will be making evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies from now into the first week of August.

  • Summer Space Station

    The International Space Station will make some nicely visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies over the next week.

  • End of Spring ISS

    The International Space Station will make a long series of visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies for the next two weeks.

  • ISS for Mid-May

    The International Space Station will make several visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies over the next week.

  • Citizen Science During the Pandemic

    Chuck shares a citizen science activity to keep you busy during the pandemic, observing asteroid occultations for IOTA.

  • A Telescopic Stroll Through The Mid-April Sky

    The evening sky of Wednesday, April 15 was temperate, clear, dark, and steady. Conditions were great for a leisurely telescopic stroll through the mid-April sky.

  • A Visit to the Moon

    Chuck takes edhat readers on a visit to the moon and its large rayed craters Tycho and Copernicus.

  • April ISS

    If you're looking for a break from your COVID-19 routine, and there's a break in the clouds, the International Space Station will make a few visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies.

  • Visiting Comets

    When social distancing, don't forget to look to the sky for some visiting comets. 

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    CANCELLED - Telescope Tuesday

    CANCELLED - Telescope Tuesday at Camino Real Marketplace. Observe the night sky through telescopes set up by the Astronomical Unit, the amateur astronomy club sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It's free. We'll be set up in the plaza by the theater on the fourth Tuesday of each month, weather permitting.

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    CANCELLED - Monthly Public Telescope Night

    CANCELLED - Westmont Public Telescope Night. See cool stuff in the night sky through telescopes set up by the Astronomical Unit, the local amateur astronomy club sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Most months the large telescope at the observatory is also available for viewing, run by the Physics Department at Westmont. Observations are weather permitting, are held on the third Friday of each month, and are free to the public. The observatory is next to the baseball field.

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    CANCELLED - Monthly Public Star Party

    *** CANCELLED BY COVID-19 ***
    Monthly Public Star Party at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    See the wonders of the night sky through telescopes set up by the Astronomical Unit, the amateur astronomy club sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Star parties are held on the second Saturday of every month, weather permitting, next to Palmer Observatory on the Museum grounds. Admission is free.

  • February ISS

    The International Space Station will give us another nice set of visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies over the next week or so.

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