Astronomy Club






   Monthly Meeting: All are invited to our meeting on Wednesday,  March 25, 2015, @ 7:00 p.m. in the Tahoe Room at the Lake View Club House. The program is: "Weather on Other Worlds". The most extreme Earth weather pales in comparison to storms on other worlds in the Solar System. It is not coincidence that Earth's weather is the most hospitable to life as we know it. Conditions across the Solar System vary in terms of (1) temperature, (2) precipitation, and (3) storms both local and planet-wide.

An extreme weather summary might read: EARTH, ocean controlled, location and season dependent, -129 degrees F to +136 degrees F; MERCURY, no atmosphere, location dependent, +752 degrees F (day), -292 degrees F (night); VENUS, temperature constant at +887 degrees F, high winds aloft; MARS, +32 degrees F (day), -103 degrees F (night), possible dust storms;JUPITER, ongoing 400 plus year old Great Red Spot Storm still going; SATURN, atmospheric disruptions over a 30-year period indicates seasonal influence - it's moon Titan, methane rain and flash floods; NEPTUNE, storm systems decades long due to 165-year orbital period. 


     Star Party: We will meet on Saturday, March 21, 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 the departing stars of winter. 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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