Southern California Desert Video Astronomers

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Our Mission.............................
To educate & promote astronomy in order to preserve the dark skies of the California Desert and everywhere for future generations.

SCDVA, moving the line for dark skies



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WELCOME

FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!
Let's explore our wonderful Universe together!
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Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater


The World's First & Only Live Astronomy Theater.
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SCDVA, Official IDA Chapter Serving The High Desert Region
of
San Bernardino County
 
 

      

IDA International Dark Sky Association


"Ask not what dark skies can do for you, rather,
Ask what you can do for dark skies."

                                                                                Inspired by a quote from JFK



 



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Turn Out The Lights
&
See The Night!
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Book Your 2015 Events Now Under the Beautiful Joshua Tree Night Skies
JTAATinfo@gmail.com


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For our next Star Party, Event
Why Not Make it an All Nighter Under the Starry Nights of the Joshua Tree Desert Skies.

 Make your camping reservations early
At the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

           



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 The Globe at Night campaign of
2015 
  Next Event February 11 - 20

The Globe at Night dates for 2015 have just been released! They will be:
January 11-20
February 9-18
March 11-20
April 9-18
May 9-18
June 8-17
July 7-16
August 5-14
September 3-12
October 3-12
November 2-11
December 2-11

For more info go to
Globe at Night

Questions?

Contact us at:
scdvainfo@gmail.com



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What's Up!
In our night skies


      
                       

 

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Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater
 
Meetup site
for further & future details
on
Upcoming Events

 



February Skies 


February 2 HAPPY GROUND HOG DAY

His shadow was seen so..... Six more weeks of winter.  

It also signifies the midpoint of winter — this is the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

       
February 3rd Full Moon

Full Moon name for February is the Full Snow Moon.
Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
             

Be sure to look near the moon on the 4th as Jupiter will be at its closest to the moon on that evening. 

                  

                                                     Photo Source: earthsky

                


 
February 6th Jupiter in opposition; Jupiter closest to Earth.


        
                                                                                                         Source: Sky & Telescope

Jupiter as imaged on February 2 by Christopher Go in the Philippines. The North and South Equatorial Belts are back to appearing equally wide, at least on part of this side of Jupiter. The central-meridian longitude is 21° (System II). South here is up. Go comments, "The NEBn Oval Z is now back to white in color. The small oval [below] Oval Z has a light red tinge." 




       Get out your telescopes or binoculars and check it out


Feb. 19th

Xin Nian Kuai Le ~ ???? 
Gong Hey Fat Choy ~ ????  
Xing Ni Ju Yi ~ ???? 

However you say it 
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!  

       
                                                                   Wood Sheep

The Year of the Sheep. The Year of the Wood Sheep (Wei) starts on February 19, 2015, and ends on February 7, 2016, in the Gregorian calendar. It comes after the Year of the Horse and before the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.
(Source: Timeanddate.com).
                                                                           



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Clear Sky Chart for The Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater  
 

   

   


Moon Phases for February 2015




January moon, February moon, March moon, April moon, May moon, June moon, July moon, August moon, September moon, Ocotber moon, November moon, December Moon





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Please Help Support our efforts.

Or mail your donation to

JTAAT
P.O. Box 2192
Joshua Tree Ca. 92252

Thank you for your support


Note: Donations are non tax deductible





Last updated February 3, 2015