[The background above is part of an image by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Crescent Nebula.]

NOTE: This is an archive section of the Explorit/Davis Astronomy Club pages. To find more current information about the club please go to Explorit's homepage and navigate from there to the new astronomy section

  • The Davis Star Show August 2001
  • 1999 Eclipse of the Sun: Dennis Smith watches the 1999 eclipse of the Sun from the Black Sea!
  • 1987-1997: Our Club is 10 years old this year.

  • Images
  • 1999 Eclipse of the Sun - images: Bob Thompson does it again! - Photos of the February 26, 1998 Eclipse of the Sun.
  • 1997 Club Meeting snapshots;
  • 1996 Lunar Eclipse: Club member Ben Granett's photo of the September 26, 1996 Lunar Eclipse
  • Comet Hyakutake: Bob Thompson's photographs of Comet Hyakutake
  • Comet Hale-Bopp Images 1.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp Images 2.
  • The Moon
  • Note: If Bob Thompson, who provided us with many excellent astrophotos and computer graphics, reads this page we hope he will contact us with the new URL of his web page since the one we have here is no longer active [www.cyberbound.net/observatory/oakcreek/]

Astronomical Browsing!

Some sites located in our general geographical area:
http://maxwell.ucdavis.edu/~astro/ - the UC Davis Astronomy Club Web Site
http://www.skywatchers.org/- the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society site.
http://www.aanc-astronomy.org - the Astronomical Association of Northern California (AANC has been around for well over 25 years and has sponsored many interesting Bay Area-wide events including StarBQues, Annual Conferences/Workshops, Awards, and the AANC Resource Guide. AANC also originated ‘Astronomy Day’ which has since become a nation-wide event.)
Here are some other sites for you to browse.
General amateur astronomy stuff--good places to begin
http://www.skypub.com/ - Sky and Telescope magazine site
http://www.astronomy.com/ - Astronomy Magazine site
http://www.space.com from the publishers of Space News magazine, covering space missions and astronomy.

Images, Interesting Information, and links to other sites
http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/diary.html - Daily Diary of the Heavens
http://www.skymaps.com/ - Visit this site to obtain a monthly sky map with descriptions of "what‘s" up.
• Looking for information on bright satellites scheduled to pass overhead while you are star gazing? Check out: http://www.heavens-above.com/

The Astronomy Club is for everyone - adults, children, knowledgeable or ignorant. Come to listen, look and learn, or to share your expertise or experience.

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