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SJAA Star Party and Astronomy Class

There are two events: Beginners class, star party. Read on.

==Public Star Party==
The SJAA will be holding a public star party from about 7PM to 10PM, featurng Jupiter and its moons, Orion and its M42 nebula, the Pleiades, and other night sky wonders. Come with a telescope, or just bring your eyes!

==Beginners Classes==
This month, club members Bill & Susan O’Neil will talk about the SJAA Solar Parties and present slides on ‘Our Magnetic Sun’ with material from NASA, JPL and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Bill & Susan worked as Astronomy Park Rangers (volunteers) up at Glacier National Park in Montana last summer. They held Solar Parties during the day and Star Parties at night.  See their short YouTube video for a preview:
http://youtu.be/v61_yVCsgQI
The next SJAA Solar Party is Sunday, March 2, from 2-4pm.  The Beginner Class this Friday will get kids and adults educated and excited about looking at the Sun (safely!), to see not only sunspots, but also flares, prominences and coronal mass ejections!

Both events are at San Jose's Houge Park.

http://www.sjaa.net/viewing-locations/#Houge_Park

 

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