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Sky Tours at Delta College

Location: Athletics 1 Parking Lot @ San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207

Phone: (209) 471-1674

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Sky Tours at Delta College

Volunteers from the Stockton Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for the public to gaze at the stars!

Weather permitting, volunteers from the Stockton Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for the public at S.J. Delta College in the Athletics 1 parking lot on one Friday every month, January 11-December 6, 2019.

Telescope viewing generally begins at 7:00 PM but note the monthly changes on the schedule. The Moon will likely be visible in the telescopes from the beginning. Dark and clear skies make for better viewing. As the sky darkens, more objects
will become visible.

Every month the Stockton Astronomical Societywill attempt to feature a different deep sky object. Deep sky objects are very far away and look dim and fuzzy. They will point one of their larger aperture telescopes at a deep sky object during the last hour of viewing. In order to view these objects, it is often necessary to stand on a step stool or ladder that will be next to the telescope.

There is no charge for telescope viewing provided by the Stockton Astronomical Society or by Delta College. If you own your own telescope or binoculars, you are welcome to bring it with you.

Schedule:

  • Friday, January 11 @ 7:00 PM
    • The Moon, Mars, The Pleiades, The Hyades
    • Deep sky Object: The Andromeda Galaxy
  • Friday, February 8 @7:00 PM
    • The Moon, Mars, Orion Nebula, The Pleiades
    • Deep sky Object: Perseus Double Cluster
  • Friday, March 15 @ 7:30 PM
    • The Moon, Mars, Orion Nebula, The Pleiades
    • Deep sky Object: M37 (Open Star Cluster)
  • Friday, April 12 @ 7:30 PM
    • The Moon, Mars, Orion Nebula
    • 9:30 pm - Deep Sky Object: M81 & M82 (Bodes Galaxies)
  • Friday, May 10 @ 8:00 PM
    • The Moon, Mars.
    • 9:30 pm - Deep Sky Object: The Whale Galaxy
  • Friday, June 7 @ 8:30 PM
    • The Moon, Mercury at sunset, Jupiter after 10:30, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
    • 10:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
  • Friday, July 12 @ 8:30 PM
    • The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules),
    • 10:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M3 (Globular Cluster)
  • Friday, August 9 @ 8:00 PM
    • The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules),
    • 9:30 pm - Deep Sky Object: M8 & M20 (Lagoon Nebula & Trifid Nebula)
  • Friday, September 6 @ 7:30 PM
    • The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
    • 9:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M57 (Ring Nebula)
  • Friday, October 4 @ 7:00 PM
    • The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, We will look for Mercury & Venus at sunset. M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
    • 8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M27 (The Dumbbell Nebula)
  • Friday, November 1 @ 7:00 PM
    • The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, We will look for Mercury & Venus at sunset. Uranus
    • 8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M31 (The Andromeda Galaxy)
  • Friday, December 6 @ 7:00 PM
    • The Moon, Saturn, Venus, Uranus
    • 8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M33 Triangulum Galaxy

For more information call SAS volunteers:

  • Doug Christensen: Public Outreach Coordinator, (209) 471-1674
  • Eric Holland: Secretary, (209) 351-0206

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Friday, February 28, 2020