Winter sunset scene at HGO.  Image taken by Stuart Shultz

!New NOTICE! The SVAS Meeting Location has Changed. It is now:

Arcade Public Library- 2443 Marconi Ave-sacramento

Go to our Meetings Page for map and Latest Info!

November 17, 2017, Friday 8pm at Arcade Public Library, SVAS Member Eclipse Experiences.

Board President Walt Heiges and Vice President Lonnie Robinson along with other SVAS members will be discussing their Eclipse experiences. Stop by to see and hear a variety of experiences complete with photo's.

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for directions!

October 20, 2017, Friday 8pm at Arcade Public Library, KCRA Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn will Present to the SVAS on his Idaho Eclipse Experience and Space Weather.

Come see Dirk in person! He is the Meteorologist for KCRA Channel 3.

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for directions!

September 15, 2017, Friday 8pm at Sacramento City College (SCC) Hubble vs Scope

Board Member Raj Dixit will discuss the difference between the beautiful images you see on TV, in books and magazines, and on the internet, compared to what you actually see through a telescope! Click here for more info!

August 21, Eclipse photo's

The photos below were taken by Member Jianheng. All shots were taken with a Canon 6D and AT65EDQ (65mm aperture 430mm FL) with a tracking mount at Corvallis, Or.

Partial Phase - Chomp Diamond Ring
The Partial phase photo was taken through Baader solar film The Diamond ring was taken at shutter speed of 1/100 at 100 ISO
Jianheng Eclipse Photo's


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