Winter sunset scene at HGO.  Image taken by Stuart Shultz

Jun 17 & 18, 2017 International Sun-Day at the Powerhouse Science Center

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Past Presentations

April 21, 2017, Bill Goff - Will Present at 8pm at Sacramento City College (SCC)

Bill will discuss some of the types of variables, why amateur observations are important, opportunities for pro/am collaboration and some exciting recent developments. Bill began his venture in astronomy in the late 1950s with a small telescope observing Messier objects from his family's backyard. By the time he’d graduated from high school, he had completed grinding a mirror and made his first telescope. He has built several over the years.

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February 17, 2017: Caitlin Everhart, Presentation on delta Scuti star components in eclipsing binary systems

Caitlin Everhart currently works in the museum education field, but once upon a time she was an astronomy intern at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Her work involved searching for delta Scuti components in eclipsing binary systems, and the results of that research were ultimately presented at the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Come hear Caitlin at the Power House Science Center for what is sure to be a Fascinating experience:

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