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An evening of Radio, Science, and the Hubble

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samper Recital Hall
Cabrillo College, Aptos
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Join us for an evening of Radio, Science, and the Hubble Space Telescope

on Thursday, October 25th from 7-9 pm.

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FREE PARKING ONLY IN Cabrillo LOT ‘L’, other Cabrillo parking will be ticketed.

  • Hear from Ron Sheffield, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Manager

–    Ron will give an update on Hubble, his missions, and stories about the HST program

–    Ron is a NASA Astronauts Silver Snoopy Award Recipient, NASA’s highest Distinguished Public Service Award

–     Ron was responsible for training the 41 astronauts on how to accomplish six missions to save the Hubble (HST)


  • Discover Amateur Radio in space with Kristen McIntyre (ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director)

–    Learn about talking with the International Space Station (ISS)

–    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Programs in Amateur Radio

–    FM line-of-site radio bounce communications off a Satellite or HF off the Moon!

–     How you too can discover a hobby, get your license, and make contacts on satellites

–     SEE, HEAR, and OPERATE a real amateur radio station in action communicating over satellites
at our outside special events station location from 5pm – 10pm


  • Hear from UCSC Students

    UCSC CUBE Sat Program

–      Who are building a CUBE Sat for future deployment in earth orbit

–      Who are using amateur radio for digital and voice communication


Join us for an evening learning and special events.

There is limited seating for this event, so we are inviting students in Science and Physics Departments from local High Schools and Colleges to be seated first. Register and pick up your tickets at WILL CALL the day of the event.
All those bringing any student ID’s will have priority seating. 


To get a special event QSL you need to make a contact with the special events station N6S and send a SASE to:

PO BOX 238
SANTA CRUZ CA 95061-0238

Note: SASE’s will be replied to, other QSL cards without return postage will not.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Santa Cruz Transit bus stops are located close to the event.

Cabrillo College ENFORCES parking 24/7!!!
FREE PARKING ONLY IN Cabrillo LOT ‘L’, on streets, and in Church parking lot.

For more information on event parking, please see https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/sheriff/parking.html


More links:

Ron Sheffield : https://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/ronald-l-sheffield

ARISS : http://www.ariss.org/

ARRL Space Communications: http://www.arrl.org/space-communication


Today  (Oct 1) marks the 60th Anniversary of NASA.  Today also marks the anniversary of submission of the first scientific paper using Hubble data back in 1990.  It is appropriate to note this 28th anniversary as Hubble is one of NASA’s most iconic missions and greatest stories, thanks to all of you that have made it such a success over the years.

In celebration of this, and in coordination with the Agency’s 60th anniversary committee, the HST Project is releasing several products over the coming days that some of you helped create and many of you will enjoy.

Today, we released an interactive timeline of Hubble’s historic events, major discoveries, and memorable moments on https://www.nasa.gov/hubble.  This tool can be accessed today from Hubble’s main page, the permanent link is on the Overview page.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, we will also be releasing on that website (https://www.nasa.gov/hubble) a narrated, 360-degree virtual tour of the STOCC.  This allows the people from all over the world to experience a tour of our facility, even if they can’t physically visit us here at Goddard.   The tour will be accessible tomorrow from the main page while the permanent link will be on the Mission Operations page.

On Wednesday, October 3rd, NASA will be releasing a major Hubble science story.  Although this is not part of the 60th anniversary products and events, it will be another milestone in Hubble’s incredible history.  We will be engaging the general public through our social media to have their questions answered by our scientists.

On Thursday, October 4th, we will be making available through our website (https://www.nasa.gov/hubble) hours of historic video footage of Hubble events that has been collected from around the agency.  This will give documentary makers, historians, teachers, and the general public access to this video, some of which was stored on tapes but has now been digitized and captioned.  This includes such items as the press conference announcing spherical aberration in 1990, the behind the scenes footage of the science team during the Comet Shoemake-Levy 9 impact on Jupiter in 1994, servicing mission footage, and more.  This will be the first of many installments.  Access to this video on Thursday will be through a link on the main page while the permanent link will be on the Media Resources page.

Contact Us


October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SLVARC and SCCARC Amateur Radio Clubs


Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, 95003 United States
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