December 6, 2017 Meeting of the Sonoma County Astronomical Society

The Unistellar Telescope Demonstration

Speaker: Dr. Franck Marchis, SETI Institute- Chief Unistellar Science Officer

Unistellar’s Enhanced Vision Telescope is the first telescope that accumulates light so the user can finally see hundreds of faint astronomical objects. The telescope is capable as well to recognize the observed field of view and can guide and inform the user. The technology mimics the light gathering capability of significantly larger reflector telescopes, thus delivering unprecedented views of night-sky objects previously inaccessible to amateur astronomers.   Finally, we are partnering with the SETI Institute to host and analyze the data. Astronomers will be also able to request observations to the network.

Meeting Time and Location:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017-7pm to 9pm
Rincon Valley Public Library
6959 Montecito Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

The Sonoma County Astronomical Society no longer meets at the Proctor Terrace Elementary School. The meetings will be posted on the web site and by email to members.

Monthly meetings for the Young Astronomers are held at Sonoma County Libraries during the school year. Contact ya@sonomaskes.org for additional information.

2017 Young Astronomer Meetings

September 13, 2017 - Wednesday, Central Library E St. Santa Rosa, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
October 19, 2017 - Thursday, Rincon Valley Library Montecito Santa Rosa, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
November 15, 2017 - Wednesday, Sebastapol Library Bodega Ave. Sebastapol, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
December 13, 2017 - Wednesday, Rohnert Park Library Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
January 17, 2018 - Wednesday, Central Library E St. Santa Rosa, 4:00pm to 5:30
February 15, 2018 - Thursday, Rincon Valley Library Montecito Ave. Santa Rosa, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
March, 2018 - Meeting Location TBA - 2018 Striking Sparks Telescope Awards
April 18, 2018 - Wednesday, Rohnert Park Library Lynne Conde Way Rohnert Park, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
May 19, 2018 - Saturday, Our Last Meeting - Robert Ferguson Observatory Group Camp and BarBQue