Submitted by csufitchi on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:28
June 21, 2015 saw the opening of the annual meeting of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronmers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. The meeting was well attended by members with 55 registered attendees, representing states of the United States as far away as Washington state, as well as from many states surrounding the NRAO location.
Submitted by melindalord on Sat, 07/11/2015 - 13:06
The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) hereby solicits papers for presentation at its 2016 Western Regional Conference, to be held March 11 to 13, 2016, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Papers on radio astronomy hardware, software, education, research strategies, observations and philosophy are welcome.
Submitted by melindalord on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:59
Here are the results of the officer and director elections from the 2015 SARA Conference:
Secretary Bruce Randall
Treasurer Gary Memory
Director Dave Cohen
Director Charles Osborne
Director-At-Large Stuart Rumley
Director-At-Large Jon Wallace
Watch for the announcement of the SARA Western Regional Conference date in March 2016 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
Submitted by csufitchi on Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:13
This free public stargazing (Friday, June 19, 2015; 6–11 pm) was organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University. The Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) featured solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn; hands-on activities, demonstrations, hand-outs, posters, banners, and videos; a planetarium show with a portable blow-up dome, speakers from scientific and educational organization. Unfortunately this year the weather was unfriendly.
Submitted by csufitchi on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:28
The Stanford University campus is in Silicon Valley south of San Francisco. The satellite image below shows the northern portion of the campus from 4 km altitude. The Physics and Astrophysics building, where the 2015 SARA Western Conference was held, is just left of center, barely distinguishable at this altitude. Just out of view to the south is the huge open area populated with radio research facilities including the 150 ft diameter dish antenna that SARA Western Conference attendees toured in 2010 and 2012. The main campus is about 33 square kilometers (8 180 acres). Imagine paying California property taxes on that each year.