Whirlpool Nebula , 8 inch RC on CG-X mount, QHY8-L, by Doug Sollosy at CPO
Saturday, March. 25th at Curiosity Peak Observatory
Family Evening Hike & Star Party at Santa Ysabel West Preserve
Saturday, March 18th
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Amateur Radio Astronomy! Have ideas or experience? We want to hear from you!
“True to its name, Curiosity Peak, In an effort to extend the scope of its outreach projects and provide its visitors with a broader array of windows to the Universe, would like to attempt setting up an Amateur Radio Astronomy facility on the premises. As an initial project we would like to setup a few antennae and receiver sets , loosely based on the guidelines provided in the NASA Project “RadioJove”, but using SDR’s (Software Defined Radios) instead of hardware radio equipment. It would be our intention to attempt to monitor the Sun, Jupiter and the Galactic plane to initially determine if this equipment and our abilities are sound and capable of being enhanced to further our efforts and study.
If you have any tips or pointers regarding this sort of task, and would like to share in the project, please feel free to let us know via email or this blog. We would greatly appreciate any comments.”
Go to our Blog Page to begin the conversation. Thanks.
Curiosity Peak Observatory became operational in May, 2014, realizing a dream of two San Diego area amateur astronomers, Doug Sollosy and Todd Rogelstad to create an "open door to the universe" that would provide a space for our own astro-imaging travels, but also be a place where other astronomers and friends could come and enjoy the breath-taking dark sky views from our hilltop in Julian, California.
We are grateful to those who share in our vision of outreach and our love for astronomy, and have stepped up to help in the construction and ongoing development. Their efforts have helped us make Curiosity Peak an attractive venue for all.
We look forward to having many collaborators and visitors, from near and far, including those who have never seen the amazing sight of our own galactic home, the Milky Way, from a dark sky location like Julian. The sky is the limit, and all help and donations are needed and welcome!
In the spirit of Neil de Grasse Tyson, let us embark together on many cosmic voyages, and at the same time gain a greater appreciation of our own beautiful planetary home.
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Curiosity Peak, Call or e-mail us at: email@example.com or (619) 354-9258