Mt. Tam Astronomy Programs are Free and Open to All! If your dwarf star is fascinated by the night sky, then they will love the awesome astronomy programs at the top of Mount Tamalpias. Once a month, from April through October, enjoy amazing talks by professionals in the field, followed by a Q&A and then a Night Sky Tour by Paul Salazar, the Urban Astronomer. After the program, audience members are invited to the Rock Spring parking area to view through telescopes provided by members of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. Bring comfortable chairs and blankets and arrive early to enjoy a sunset picnic at the Mountain Theatre.
This years line up includes:
🌑 April 9, 8pm, Dark Matter with UC Berkeley Physicist Holger Müller
🌌 May 14, 8:30pm, Solar System Life with NASA planetary scientist Chris McKay
🌙 June 11, 8:30pm, Black Holes with Stanford scientist Norbert Werner
🌝 July 9 Habitable Planets with SETI Institute scientist Nathalie Cabrol
📽 July 11 MOVIE NIGHT TBD
🌔 August 6, 8:30pm, Cosmology with USF Astrophysicist Xiaosheng Huang
🌎 September 10, 8pm, Bringing Space to Earth with NASA Astronaut Yvonne Cagle
👽 October 8, 7:30pm, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with UC Berkeley Astronomer Andrew Siemion
Mt. Tam Astronomy Programs is now in it's 28th year. None of this would be possible without Tinka Ross, the dynamo who started this awesome program, and to, Paul Salazar, the Urban Astronomer who gives a terrific comprehensive tour of the night sky. Don't miss the Mt. Tam Astronomy Programs, a FREE astronomy resource designed to teach children and adults about the exciting world of outer space.
Today's children are predicted be the future astronauts to land on Mars. Start inspiring them now at one of the most amazing places to stargaze in Marin and with some of the most knowledgeable in the field. More information about this program can be found at friendsofmttam.org/astronomy.html.