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.  

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.

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

 

Evening Program Dates for 2017

Month Dates Time
April 1, 22, 29 8:00 PM
May 20, 27 8:30 PM
June 3, 17, 24 8:30 PM
July 1, 15, 22, 29 8:30 PM
August 12, 19, 26 8:30 PM
September 16, 23 8:00 PM
October 14, 21, 28 8:00 PM

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

Solar Program Dates for 2017

Month Date
April 1, 29
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 26
September 16
October 14

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 28* 3:00 PM
February 25 3:00 PM
March 25 3:00 PM
April 15 3:00 PM
May 27 3:00 PM
June 24 3:00 PM
July 22 3:00 PM
August 12 3:00 PM
September 23 12:00 PM
October 21 3:00 PM
November 11* 3:00 PM

Special Events for 2017 (Schedule pending)



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