Our Cosmos is a science advocacy group whose purpose is to promote community engagement and interest in the Cosmos and to foster intellectual curiosity. Activities include exploring the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Our Cosmos encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society and improve the way we live. It was inspired by the world renowned late astronomer and science popularizer, Dr. Carl Sagan.
The primary focus is through an edutainment (education and entertainment) platform; e.g. stage venues, lectures, hands-on exhibits, and tours of geological/archaeological/astronomical sites.
Most activities are centered in the Orange County/Los Angeles greater metropolitan areas. This Meetup was designed to create a real, face-to-face community. Friends and family are always invited except for certain events due to space limitation. Our Platform involves meeting real people and doing real things in the real world.
One Last Thing!
The goal is for each event to be interesting and memorable for everyone. Some events require reserving places for those who have RSVP'd or meeting at a specific place so that we all go as a group. If you are signed up and do not show up, you are a No-Show. If this is a habit, you may be blocked from signing up for some events or even removed from the group. Generally we only allow two or three No-Shows before doing this. We ask that you please be responsible and communicative so the rest of the group does not end up waiting for you when you aren't coming. No-Shows include last-minute cancellations for events with waiting lists.
Last time, it was overcast (again) so one young lady made us a nice Solar System and Phases of the Moon! The young fellow above is pictured admiring her work, preparing to make some of his own! :)
On Saturday July 27th, weather permitting, I'll set up for observing - first the Sun while it's in the sky then the stars, planets, etc. after dark - near the Satwiwa Indian Center.
You are invited to join me. I'll have information to help you find objects in the night sky and we'll look for satellites passing overhead.
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Preserve your night vision while observing! :)
This is a fairly dark site and easily accessible.
Bring binoculars or telescopes if you have them and DRESS IN LAYERS for comfort - even a warm day seems cool at night standing around in a field.
RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT.
If it's clear or clear-ish, I'll go out observing that night.
Questions & curiosity welcome!
Free and Open to the Public!
This is an Everyday Spacer sponsored event!
To find the Star Party, take Lynn Road off of the 101 toward the coast. At Via Goleta, turn left and you'll see the wood and rocks entry to the park.
Drive through that gate and turn right into the first parking lot you come to.
I should be there by 6pm or earlier to observe the Sun and watch for the planet(s) and stars.
I'll make the go/no go decision around noon that day and I'll leave a comment below with updated information
I'm looking forward to meeting you. :)
Everyone is welcome!
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 18 RECEIVE A PRIZE FOR ATTENDING!