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AISIG Astro Imagers Special Interest Group Public Meeting on Astronomy Imaging The AISIG is a group within the SDAA devoted to imaging the sky and helping others to take astro-images. This "sport" is growing rapidly with theadvent of more capable and accessible electronic camers. In addition, astro-imaging is a fascinating way to observe since we can capture fainter details than are possible with the unaided eye. Of course, there are recorded images to process, save, share and compare. AISIG members have a wide range of imaging interests - landscape and sky, solar, wide field night sky, planetary, deep space, narrow band imaging - and use imaging tools that range from cell phones, to web cameras, to Digital SLRs, to specialized CCD cameras. Similarly, our experience level goes from beginner to some of the most accomplished imagers on the West Coast. If you are an imager or are interested in learning about astro-imaging, you are invited to attend our regular meetings or ask any of the members for advice or help. Our regular meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Mission Trails Regional Park in the Visitor Center: http://www.mtrp.org/visitor_center Contact the AISIG Chairman (on the Contacts sidebar of the website) for further information: http://www.sdaa.org/aisig.htm We support both beginning and more advanced astro-imagers. We have an exciting group within the AISIG that is working with data from the 24-inch remotely controlled Light Buckets telescopes in New Mexico. Please view some of our work on the AISIG Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sdaa_aisig/ Join us in discussion at the AISIG Yahoo! Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SDAA_AISIG/conversations/topics More information at: http://www.sdaa.org/aisig.htm
Palomar College Planetarium - Public Shows Palomar College has built a new planetarium. We are open to the community and local schools. Choose an option to the right and explore the grand new venue for San Diego! Public planetarium shows occur every Friday evening (even when Palomar College is not in session!) Some helpful tips that will assist you with your planetarium visit: Due to the darkened environment and safety concerns, children under the age of 5 years old are not allowed in the planetarium shows. No exceptions. Tip #1: Purchase your tickets ahead of time using our online ticket service. A recent increase in attendance has frustrated those who attempt to purchase tickets at the box office on the night of the show when we sell out. To ensure that you have tickets and guaranteed seats on the night of your visit, we encourage you to purchase tickets ahead of time using our convenient online ticket purchasing service. Tip #2: PLEASE USE the maps and directions provided on our website. Some visitors who do not use the maps and directions provided are getting lost when they arrive to campus. The maps and directions provided on our website will direct you to the correct parking lot that allows FREE parking (Lot #5 only) and will help you find your way to the planetarium once you are parked. We look forward to seeing you at the planetarium! Click here for show and ticket purchase information: http://www.palomar.edu/planetarium/PUBSHOWS/PublicShows.htm
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Dart Rocketry Model Rocket Launch Event - Team America Rocketry Challenge The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), the Team America Rocketry Challenge was created in the fall of 2002 as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, but by popular demand became an annual program. Nearly 5,000 students from across the nation compete each year. The contest’s rules and scoring parameters change every cycle to challenge the students’ ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design. This year’s contest, themed around the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, challenges students to design, build and fly a rocket carrying three raw egg in a capsule to an altitude of 856 feet and return it to ground with the eggs intact within 43-46 seconds. https://rocketcontest.org __________ San Diego's Model Rocketry Club D.A.R.T Rocketry will have a public model rocket launch event from 8:00am to noon at the Over-the-Line Field on Fiesta Island. http://www.dartrocketry.org __________ NOTE: This is a non-San Diego Space Network event that is being put on by one of our regional partners, listed here purely for members' information. See the details above for more information on how to sign up. San Diego Space Network will not have a public outreach presence at this event, but that may change in the future.
Once a month, the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) Tierra del Sol observing site and the 22-inch Lipp Telescope are open to the public. Star Parties at the site start at sunset. The public is invited to come view through the Club telescopes and request views of their favorite objects. Check out the Tierra del Sol page of the Resources section of this website for directions to the site and other important information. http://www.sdaa.org/events.htm __________ **NOTE: All public viewing sessions are weather/overcast dependent and can be cancelled without notice. NOTE: This is a non-San Diego Space Network event that is being put on by one of our regional partners, listed here purely for members' information. See the details below for more information on how to sign up. The San Diego Space Network will not have a public outreach presence at this event, but that may change in the future.