Astronomy Club






   Monthly Meeting: All are invited to our meeting on Wednesday,  April 22, 2015, @ 7:00 p.m. in the Tahoe Room at the Lake View Club House. The program is: "Solar Storms and Planetary Consequences". The main changes in our Sun happen over billion-year time scales; e.g., in the latter part of the Sun's life, Earth will have lost its oceans from increased heating.

The Sun can also raise havoc on a shorter time scale. The scene: evening, March 1989. Without warning, a tenth of Canada's population was in total blackout from a solar storm. The storm came very close to shutting down the U. S. electrical grid - the modern equivalent of a house of cards. Auroras were seen in Texas and Florida.

The global implications of a major solar event are dire. Electronic devices could be rendered useless. If hardened military "assets" were not to be spared, what chance would our cars' ignitions have or communications that we take for granted?


     Star Party: We will meet on Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m. All SCPD residents and guests are invited. We will host telescope viewing  of the night sky. Giant Jupiter shares the spring sky with  a quarter moon. We will meet at our usual location as noted below - watch your step, it's dark.

Info, 360-7726/772-1073





















       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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