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Planetarium Specialist - Programming Director: Ed Megill

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

1/1/14

The New Moon occurs at 3:14AM PST.

1/7/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 7:39AM PST.

1/15/14

The Full Moon occurs at 8:52PM PST.

1/17/14

NEW SHOW! This evening starts our first spring semester 2014 planetarium show "PLANETS AND LIFE BEYOND EARTH." This show will also be presented the weekends of January 24, January 31, February 1, and February 14. The weekend of Friday February 7th we present February's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program; no other shows will be given that weekend. For specific details, dates, and times for these and other shows and programs offered this school year see our public shows web page.

1/23/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 9:19PM PST.

1/30/14

The New Moon occurs at 1:38PM PST.

2/6/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 11:22AM PST.

2/7/14

Tonight we present February's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program. Although admission to the "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program is free, donations to support SRJC's Planetarium are greatly appreciated. There will be no planetarium shows on Saturday February 8th or on Sunday February 9th. For specific details about our "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" programs and other shows offered this school year see our public shows web page.

2/14/14

The Full Moon occurs at 3:53PM PST.

2/14/14

This is the last weekend to see our first spring semester 2014 planetarium show "PLANETS AND LIFE BEYOND EARTH." For specific details, dates, and times for this and other shows and programs offered this school year see our public shows web page.

2/21/14

NEW SHOW! This evening starts our second spring semester 2014 planetarium show "ACROSS THE SUMMER SKY." The show will also be presented the weekends of February 28, March 1, March 14, and March 28. The weekend of Friday March 7th we present March's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program; no other shows will be given this weekend. For specific details, dates, and times for these and other shows and programs offered this school year see our public shows web page.

2/22/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 9:15AM PST.

2/28/14

The New Moon occurs at 12 midnight tonight.

3/7/14

Tonight we present March's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program. Although admission to the "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program is free, donations to support SRJC's Planetarium are greatly appreciated. There will be no planetarium shows on Saturday March 8th or on Sunday March 9th. For specific details about our "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" programs and other shows offered this school year see our public shows web page.

3/8/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 5:27AM PST.

3/9/14

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM this morning. Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour before retiring Saturday evening. Recall the saying "Spring forward - Fall back."

3/16/14

The Full Moon occurs at 10:08AM PDST.

3/20/14

The Vernal, or Spring, Equinox occurs at 9:57AM PDST. The Vernal Equinox is the time when the Sun passes through the Celestial Equator along its upward path toward the Summer Solstice. "Equinox" means equal night. At the time of Equinox, the Sun is essentially above and below the horizon an equal amount of time for all locations on planet Earth. The Vernal Equinox marks the official beginning of our Spring season and in Sonoma County at 12:00 Noon you will find the Sun 51.5 degrees above our southern horizon.

3/23/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 6:46PM PDST.

3/28/14

This is the last weekend to see our second spring semester 2014 planetarium show "ACROSS THE SUMER SKY." For specific details, dates, and times for this and other shows and programs offered this school year see our public shows web page.

3/30/14

The New Moon occurs at 11:45AM PDST.

4/4/14

Tonight we present April's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program. Although admission to the "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program is free, donations to support SRJC's Planetarium are greatly appreciated. There will be no planetarium shows on Saturday April 5th or on Sunday April 6th. For specific details about our "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" programs and other shows offered this school year see our public shows web page.

4/7/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 1:31AM PDST.

4/15/14

The Full Moon occurs at 12:42AM PDST.

4/22/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 12:52AM PDST.

4/28/14

The New Moon occurs at 11:14PM PDST.

5/2/14

Tonight we present May's "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program. Although admission to the "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" program is free, donations to support SRJC's Planetarium are greatly appreciated. There will be no planetarium shows on Saturday May 3rd. For specific details about our "FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT SKY" programs and other shows offered this school year see our public shows web page.

5/4/14

Today (Sunday) is "Day Under The Oaks" at Santa Rosa Jr. College. It is an open house at the Santa Rosa campus. The Planetarium will have half-hour demonstration shows from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. The Sonoma County Astronomical Society and the Robert Ferguson Observatory will have solar viewing, telescope making demonstrations, and displays. Come on over and enjoy a Day Under The Oaks at SRJC. For specific details about our programs and other shows offered later this year see our public shows web page.

5/6/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 10:15PM PDST.

5/14/14

The Full Moon occurs at 12:16PM PDST.

5/21/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 5:59AM PDST.

5/28/14

The New Moon occurs at 11:40AM PDST.

6/5/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 1:39PM PDST.

6/12/14

The Full Moon occurs at 9:11PM PDST.

6/19/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 11:39AM PDST.

6/21/14

The Summer Solstice occurs at 3:51AM PDST. "Sol" refers to the Sun and "stice" means to stand still. Each day before the Summer Solstice the Sun appears a little higher in the sky at noon. The Sunís altitude at Noon on the Summer Solstice, as seen from Sonoma County, is 75 degrees above the southern horizon. It also rises some 30 degrees North of East and sets some 30 degrees North of West. This results in the Sun being above the horizon for 14.5 hours and below for 9.5 hours giving Sonoma County its long warm summer days. After the Summer Solstice the Sun appears a little lower in the noon-day sky each day and rises & sets further South until the Winter solstice.

6/27/14

The New Moon occurs at 1:08AM PDST.

7/5/14

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 4:59AM PDST.

7/12/14

The Full Moon occurs at 4:25AM PDST.

7/18/14

The Last Quarter Moon occurs at 7:08PM PDST.

7/26/14

The New Moon occurs at 3:42PM PDST.



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Last updated December 24, 2013
by Ed Megill and/or Travis Job