Tuesday, August 26, 2008
JOHN DOBSON at P.A.T.S.
While the program states that John will be giving a talk, we will also be holding a celebration for John's 93rd Birthday.
Berbeo Publishing will have a booth at the event to sell his new book, "The Moon is New" and the Sidewalk Astronomers
will have a table with information about our events and our involvement in IYA projects in the coming year.
2:51 pm edt
PACIFIC ASTRONOMY AND TELESCOPE SHOW
2:45 pm edt
Excitement is building for the upcoming Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show.
PATS, to be held
for the first time September 13 and 14, in Pasadena, California, has already drawn some sixty vendors and astronomical organizations
to display their wares and talk about their programs. In the conference facility next door to the exhibit
hall, top flight speakers, including astronaut Story Musgrave and comet discoverer David Levy will entertain and inform.
Nestled at the foot
of Mount Wilson, near Caltech and JPL, and in many ways the center for the exploration of space by telescope
and spacecraft for the last century, Pasadena is also a great host city. It is convenient to transportation, has a number
of hotels, and at least 300 restaurants within walking distance.
The program is not finalized, but
so far includes:
- Todd and Robin Mason, Producers of "The Journey to Palomar: America's First Journey into Space"
- Terry Mann, President of the Astronomical League
- Society for Astronomical Sciences
- Caltech Astronomers
- Story Musgrave, Astronaut
- Gary Palmer, Solar Imager and Cinematographer
- John Dobson, Astronomy Popularizer
Naeye, Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine
Levy, Author and Comet Discoverer
The event is organized by the same folks who bring you the RTMC Astronomy Expo
every Memorial Day weekend in Big Bear. Tickets will be $21 at the door (under sixteen accompanied by an adult are free),
although pre-sale tickets are available now at a discount at the Box Office, and at Ticketmaster outlets and online.