Sky Tours at Delta College

Next Upcoming Date: Friday, Oct 12 2018

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.

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 sky makes for better viewing and as the sky darkens more objects will become visible.

Every month we will attempt to feature a different deep sky object. Deep sky objects are very far away and look dim and fuzzy. We will point one of our 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.

For more information call SAS volunteers:

Dave Jacobi: (209) 823-0328 | dave.jacobi@stocktonastro.org
Eric Holland: (209) 351-0206 | president@stocktonastro.org

2018 Schedule:

Friday, August 17
Starts at 8:00 pm
The Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
9:30 pm - Deep Sky Object: M8 & M20 (Lagoon Nebula & Trifid Nebula)

Friday, September 14
Starts at 7:30 pm
The Moon, Venus at sunset, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
9:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M57 (Ring Nebula)

Friday, October 12
Starts at 7:00 pm
The Moon, Mars, Jupiter at sunset, Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules)
8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M27 (Dumbbell Nebula)

Friday, November 16
Starts at 7:00 pm
The Moon, Mars, Saturn, Uranus
8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

Friday, December 14
Starts at 7:00 pm
The Moon, Mars, Uranus
8:00 pm - Deep Sky Object: M33 (Pinwheel Galaxy)

Oct

12

2018

Location:
Athletics 1 Parking Lot @ San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California

Upcoming Dates

Friday, Oct 12
Friday, Nov 16
Friday, Dec 14

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