June 8th 2019 program has been cancelled due to Red Flag Warnings.
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. 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 13, 7:30pm, Black Holes: Big, Small; Singlets, Twins with Dr. Chung-Pei Ma, Professor & Chair, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley
🌌 May 11, 8:00pm, The Largest 3D Maps of Our Universe with Dr. Josh Dillon, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley
🌙 June 8, 8:00pm, Gravitational Lensing: Bends in Spacetime with Fatima Abdurrahman, Doctoral Candidate, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley
🌝 July 13, 8:00pm, Cassini’s Spectacular Final Year at Saturn with Dr. Matthew Tiscareno, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute
🌔 August 10, 8:30pm, Astrobiology Under Our Feet & Out to the Stars with Dr. Penelope Boston, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center
🌎 September 7, 7:30pm, MISSION: MARS with Dr. Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist, Mars & SETI Institutes
📽 September 21, 7:30pm, MOVIE NIGHT, THE MARTIAN, 2015 film starring Matt Damon depicts the struggles of an astronaut left behind on Mars as he awaits rescue. Post-screening discussion by Jeffrey Silverman of Science VS Cinema.
👽 October 5, 7:00pm, Illuminating Dark Matter with Robert McGehee, Doctoral Candidate, Physics Department, UC Berkeley
Mt. Tam Astronomy Programs is now in its 31st year. None of this would be possible without Tinka Ross, the dynamo who started this awesome program. 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.