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The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series is on sabbatical for 2011–2012 while its venue, the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College
, is renovated. The series will return in Fall 2012, according to series founder and Foothill College Astronomy Instructor Andrew Fraknoi
"From time to time, however, we will share other interesting opportunities to hear about developments in astronomy, so that you don't get withdrawal pains during our sabbatical year," Fraknoi said. He has also started a Facebook page with short astronomy news items. It features the latest discoveries, spectacular new images, and even a bit about science fiction with good astronomy. Find it at http://www.facebook.com/Fraknoi
. If you "like" the page on Facebook, the system will let you know when there is a news announcement on the page.
Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 6
, a number of institutions, including the Foothill Astronomy Program
, are sponsoring a Bay Area Science Festival, with 100 events during 10 days, including a family fair at AT&T Park. On Saturday evening, Nov. 5
, there will be a Bay Area-wide star party with telescopes available to the public at 22 sites including Foothill College. Learn more at http://www.astrosociety.org/events/starparty.html
Past lectures from the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series are available as free podcasts