News and Events
News and Events
Star Party / Open House
All Star Party/Open House Events will take place on C.C.S.F.'s Ocean/Phelan Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112.
All Star Party Events are held on the roof of Science Hall which is accessible only via a stairwell through Room 405. As this is the only means of access, we unfortunately cannot accomodate anyone who is unable to climb a stairwell. These telescopic events are held, Weather Permitting; it will be indicated if alternate events are scheduled.
Star Party Observations - Come see the Evening Sky!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Science Hall Roof (through Room 405)
Alternative Events are scheduled including Topical Presentations (in Science 311) and the Plantarium (Science 406).
Poster Session of Student Research
Thursday, December 5, 2013
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Science Hall room 311
All lectures will last for an hour and be held on CCSF's Ocean/Phelan Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112 unles otherwise noted.
CANCELED - Rescheduled to FALL 2013
"Astrobiology: The Science of Searching for Life Beyond Earth"
Alice Pevyhouse, Instructor, CCSF Astronomy Department.
TO BE SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2013
Synopsis: Have you ever wondered about the possibility of life out in the Universe? If so, come listen to a talk about Astrobiology. The hour will be filled with what the goals of astrobiology are and what life on our own world can tell us about the possibility of life beyond the Earth. The search for extremophiles has vastly expanded our understanding of the environmental conditions that life can not only tolerate but thrive in. This greatly opens up the possibilities of worlds we previous thought had no chance of sustaining life to be included in an ever-growing list of places that could possibly harbor life.
Talk Co-sponsored by CCSF Astronomy and Biology Departments.
Other Astronomy Events
Camping Trips and Outings
Astronomy Club of City College News
September 9 and 11, 2013
CCSF Student Alumni from UCSC and UC Berkeley
Goldstein, Nofi, Lange, Schumacker, and Kuznetsov
March 19, 2012
Dr. Tristan Smith, UC Berkeley
"Neutrinos in Cosmology"
September 12, 2011
Dr. Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere, UC Berkeley
"From the Big Bang to Stars, Galaxies, and Balck Holes"
May 13, 2011
Dr. Samantha Edgington, City College of San Francisco
May 6, 2011
Dr. James Gibson, City College of San Francisco
April 29, 2011
Dr. Peter Williams will discuss
April 22, 2011
Dr. Lancelot Kao, City College of San Francisco
April 15, 2011
Dr. Orkan Umurhan, City College of San Francisco
April 8, 2011
Dr. Alessando Airo-Farulla, City College of San Francisco
March 11, 2011
Dr. Claia Bryja, City College of San Francisco
November 18, 2005
Dr. Bill" Pezzaglia,
"Is E = mc² wrong or is something missing?"
October 12, 2005
Dr. Mark Hurwitz, Physics at Lick-Wilmerding High School
"The Puzzling Local Interstellar Medium"
November 21, 2002
Dr. Ben McCall, Miller Research Fellow, University of California Berkeley
"The Mystery of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands."
November 7, 2002
Dr. Gibor B Basari, Professor University of California Berkeley
"What Is A Planet?"
May 14, 2002
Dr. Chandra Vanajakshi, Consultant, NASA Ames Research Center
May 8, 2002
Dr. Adrienne Cool, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, SF State University
"High-Resolution X-Ray Studies of Globular Clusters with the Chandra Observatory"
December 12, 2001
Dr. Emily R. Morey-Holton, Chief Gravitational Research Branch, NASA Ames Research Center
"How Gravity Shapes Life"
November 28, 2001
Sarah Church, Assistant Professor of Physics, Stanford University
"The Afterglow of the Big Bang"
November 7, 2001
Dr. Susan Lea, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, SF State University
"Life After Death: The Story of Neutron Stars"
May 2, 2001
Jim Gibson, UC Berkeley Graduate Student
"Calibration of a Radio Telescope, and Why You Shoud Care"
April 27, 2001
Dr. Andrew Jaffe, UC Berkeley Center for Particle Astrophysics
"Thoroughly Modern Measurements of the Density and Curvature of the Universe."
March 16, 2001
Dr. Scott Severson, UC Santa Cruz Lick Observatory
"A Clearer View of the Universe: Adaptive Optics in Astronomy"
December 4, 2000
Dr. Van Dixon, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
"So Much Hot Air: Searching for Hot Gas in the Galaxy"