Fremont Peak Observatory Association

Schedule of Public Programs

Note: Actual program times and availability may vary due to weather (especially wind, clouds, and high humidity) and other factors.  Check or our twitter feed for updated status.

Evening public programs at Fremont Peak Observatory include an informative media presentation by an FPOA volunteer interpreter in the observatory classroom, weather permitting.  Presentation times vary with the season (see schedule below) and observing with the 30" telescope continues until at least midnight (often later).

Daytime solar programs use special filters that allow you to safely see details on the surface of the sun, and run from 2PM to 5PM.  Warning:  NEVER look directly at the sun without appropriate protection!

Programs on other nights for School, Scout and Church groups may also be arranged by leaving a message on the observatory answering machine:
(831) 623-2465. Please give us a couple of weeks notice.

For a more enjoyable experience, come prepared!  See these tips for observatory visitors.

Evening Program Dates for 2018

Month Dates Time
April 7, 14, 21 8:00 PM
May 5, 12, 19 8:30 PM
June 9, 16, 23 8:30 PM
July 7, 14, 21 8:30 PM
August 4, 11, 18 8:30 PM
September 1, 8, 15 8:00 PM
October 6, 13 8:00 PM

Programs start at around sunset (see schedule above) and include a presentation in the observatory classroom.

Solar Program Dates for 2018

Month Date
Mar 24
April 7
May 5
June 9
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6

Solar observing is offered at the observatory from 2 PM to 5:00 pm on these dates. See sunspots, granules, facula, and solar prominences through special sun telescopes.

Board Meeting Dates for 2017
(* Meeting not at the observatory)

Month Dates Time
January 13* 3:00 PM
February 17 3:00 PM
March 24 3:00 PM
April 14 3:00 PM
May 12 3:00 PM
June 16 3:00 PM
July 14 3:00 PM
August 11 3:00 PM
September 8 12:00 PM
October 6 3:00 PM
November 10* 3:00 PM

Special Events for 2018

Annual Meeting Sept 8 Members of other astronomy organizations invited.

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Last updated: 11/21/17 rjh
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