This event was canceled
San Jose Astronomical Association is monitoring closely the coronavirus, COVID-19, situation in Santa Clara county. In accordance with advisement from Santa Clara County Health Department we are canceling this event. Please check our Meetup to determine if an event has been canceled before heading out to the event. The board will periodically review the status of the outbreak and the guidance from the Santa Clara county to determine the impact upon upcoming events.
Come join us for our monthly Astronomy talk!
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7:30pm to 8pm: Social time, come and mingle. We will have snacks and beverages.
Talk begins at 8pm.
Topic: Fantasy Flights to the Moon
Speaker: Bob Garfinkle, FRAS
This talk is in part based on the same section in my new major lunar observers handbook, Luna Cognita. The 3-volume set is scheduled to be published by Springer before the end of this year. Harrison Schmitt of Apollo 17 wrote the Introduction. The book is available on Amazon right now for pre-publication orders.
Bob Garfinkle writes astronomy books, articles, and book
reviews and is recognized as an independent scholar on the history
of astronomy and observing the night sky. His first book, Star-
Hopping: Your Visa to Viewing the Universe, was published in
1994 by Cambridge University Press. This best-selling book was
republished as both a hardback and paperback in 1997. He co-
authored another best-selling book Advanced Skywatching. This
book has been translated into German and Spanish. Bob’s 3-
volume lunar observers’ handbook, Luna Cognita, will soon be
published by Springer. In 1987, he was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Astronomical Society of London. In May 2018, Bob was
notified that the International Astronomical Union had renamed
Minor Planet 2000 EY70 to be 31862 Garfinkle in his honor.
Bob received his first BA in History and a second BA in
English Literature from Cal State-HAYWARD. He is a Past
President of the California Writers Club [masked]) and Mayor of
Union City. Bob is also the Membership Chair of the Niles
Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont.