Winter sunset scene at HGO.  Image taken by Stuart Shultz

There are no Board or General Meetings this month (August 2017) due to upcoming Eclipse Activities.

Click here for the SVAS Great American Eclipse Activities pdf. State Capitals in Path of Totality.


August 21, 2017, Monday, Solar Eclipse at the Powerhouse Science Center

August 21st Solar Eclipse

If you are staying in Sacramento for this event, be sure to attend the SVAS local viewing at the Powerhouse Science Center. The event begins at 9am and will last approx 2 hrs. Contact Walt Heiges.

August 11-12, Fri-Sat, Glacier Point Star Party

Glacier Point Star Party

The attendance on this event is limited. Contact Tom Braun as soon as possible if you're interested in signing up, and for more information.

June is the month for all SVAS members to renew

Remember time flies when your are having so much fun! Where else can you get so much for only $36.00 a year, or only $3.00 a month, what a deal, that’s around the cost for a cup of coffee from your local neighborhood caffeine pusher. Monthly Member Meetings, with some great speakers! Monthly **Star*Party** get-togethers with like minded people. The ability to become an SVAS Observatory Member with personal access to HGO for only an additional $48.00 per year, remember the Dome is now open for your use also. The chance to share your passion and knowledge with others, and better yet, the opportunity to gleam knowledge for yourself, and who knows maybe you might form what could turn out to be life long friendships.

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2017 Star Party Dates

 

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