Astronomy Club






   Monthly Meeting: All are invited to our meeting on Wednesday,  May 27, 2015, @ 7:00 p.m. in the Tahoe Room at the Lake View Club House. The program is: "A Myriad of Moons".

The Moon is a dominant feature on our night sky. Over 160 other moons have been discovered in the solar system. Our Moon is one of several large moons. Their sizes in decreasing order are: Ganymede,  Titan, Callisto, Io, our Moon, Europa and Tritan. Ganymede and Titan are bigger than the planet Mercury. The Moon and Earth are an anomaly with sizes more like a twin planet system. The existence of our Moon may have been a random event but it was beneficial to the development of life on our planet.

Learn how the Moon-Sun combination produces equivalent high tides on opposite sides of Earth. Hint: it has to do with the Earth-Moon center of mass location about 1000 miles below our feet.


  Star Party: We will meet on Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m. All SCPD residents and guests are invited. We will host telescope viewing  of the night sky, to include Jupiter, Venus and a crescent Moon. We will meet at our usual location as noted below - watch your step, it's dark.

Info, 360-7726/772-1073

ALERT: Jupiter and Venus together at sunset on June 30th - watch for announcements !






















       All residents and guests are invited to join us at the Star Party at the usual location on the east green belt, off Donny Circle, just south of Alliance Way. 


Contact: Stu @ 360-7726 or Jim @ 772-1073

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