Prepare for the #TSE2017 (the Total Solar Eclipse) coming in August with these astronomy classes, coming this Spring term to OCCC. Find the complete Spring Community Ed lineup here

The Hunt for Killer Asteroids

The PanSTARRs observatory on Maui is the world’s most prolific discoverer of Near Earth Objects (NEOs – asteroids that might hit the earth).  Using a virtual 3D model of the observatory, killer asteroid hunter Sifan Kahale will step us through the process of detecting these potential killers.

Lincoln City OCCC Center
Wednesday, May 3 • 6-8pm • $15*
Instructor: Sifan S. Kahale
To register, call 541-996-6222 or click here.

How to Run an Observatory

Take a virtual tour of one of the planet’s most cutting-edge observatories. PanSTARRs has made the news with the largest and most comprehensive stellar data set ever released.  Sifan Kahale will guide you through the daily (nightly) processes that generated this massive addition to our knowledge of the cosmos.

Lincoln City OCCC Center
Wednesday, May 17 • 6-8pm • $15*
Instructor: Sifan S. Kahale
To register, call 541-996-6222 or click here.

Oh, Boy! The 2017 Eclipse

What to expect, where to see it and what about safety?  Sifan Kahale will talk about these and other ‘stellar’ topics.  She will bring along examples of what you can use to safely view or watch the total solar eclipse. (She may even divulge her secret viewing location!)

Lincoln City OCCC Center
Wednesday, May 31 • 6-8pm • $15*
Instructor: Sifan S. Kahale
To register, call 541-996-6222 or click here.

Businesses:  #TSE2017

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Dave Price

Make the eclipse a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity, not a dark day  for your business

Join SBDC Director Dave Price for a roundtable discussion about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, coming in August, and what it means for Lincoln County’s small businesses.  Many predict Lincoln County will see crowds unlike any the county has seen before, or may ever see again. Time – and weather, and other factors – will tell, but no matter what the future will bring, it pays to be prepared.

This conversation will include public safety representatives to update you on the latest estimates of visitor counts and how this might affect transportation as well as public services, utilities and more.

Come prepared to share and discuss your ideas and the opportunities and concerns you see for your business as the eclipse approaches.  Every attendee will receive a free pair of OCCC collector’s edition eclipse glasses.

Lincoln City OCCC Center
Thursday, May 4
5:30-7pm • Free
Facilitator: Dave Price
To register, call 541-994-4166 or click here.