Monthly Archives: March 2010

IN BRIEF : Observatory open for public viewing

SANTA BARBARA The new Westmont College observatory, home of the powerful Keck Telescope, will be open for a public viewing beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturn and its rings may be viewable after 9 p.m. and the red surface of Mars may become visible as well after the sun goes down. more

Westmont holds public viewing at Carroll Observatory

Astronomy enthusiasts and curious local residents will get the chance to peer through the recently installed Keck Telescope at Westmont College’s observatory tonight during a free public viewing. If clear skies prevail, visitors could catch a glimpse of Saturn’s rings after 9 p.m., along with the red surface of Mars, several galaxies and Milky Way constellations once the sun dips below the horizon. more

Free Star Gazing At Westmont's New Observatory

Westmont College’s new observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, will be available for a free, public viewing Friday night.  After the sun goes down, viewers may catch a glimpse of Mars, and after 9 p.m. Saturn and its rings should be visible. more

Mexican violence scaring off American tourists

On Tijuana’s Avenue de la Revolucion, street vendor and sidewalk philosopher Juan Ramon Rocha leaned on his coin and jewelry cart and waited. But the tourists from across the border never rushed into the streets of T.J., as it’s often called…As groups of 240 students from Westmont College near Santa Barbara, California, drove down the coast to do missionary work in Ensenada, Mexico, none ventured to Tijuana. more

Mexican violence scaring off American tourists

On Tijuana’s Avenue de la Revolucion, street vendor and sidewalk philosopher Juan Ramon Rocha leaned on his coin and jewelry cart and waited. But the tourists from across the border never rushed into the streets of T.J., as it’s often called…As groups of 240 students from Westmont College near Santa Barbara, California, drove down the coast to do missionary work in Ensenada, Mexico, none ventured to Tijuana. more

Westmont Observatory Open for Public Viewing

The new Westmont College observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, will be available for a free public viewing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Viewers may catch a glimpse of Saturn and its rings after 9 p.m. After the sun goes down, the red surface of Mars may become visible as well. more

Spring Arts Venues

Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery
955 La Paz Rd. Call 565-6162 or visit reynoldsgallery.org. more

Spring Arts Preview: Dance 2010 Spring Dance Offerings in Santa Barbara

Just last month, we marveled at the spectacle of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. Now there’s a chance to see some of those performers live when ScrapArtsMusic comes to the Granada on Friday, March 26…Westmont College’s Fringe Festival of contemporary theater and dance runs Tuesday, April 20-Saturday, April 24, and includes stage design, writing, acting, and directing by faculty members and students. more

Spring Arts Preview: Visual Art Events Santa Barbara Grows Art

Spring brings new growth to Santa Barbara’s charred foothills and a new kind of show at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery, where architectural models and drawings by Randall Stout will be on display through Friday, March 26…Another juried show, the annual Views and Visions exhibit at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery, runs Thursday, May 20-Thursday, June 24. more

Plaza Racquet Club cuts off Warriors’ GSAC match

Westmont Women’s Tennis’ four-game trip to the desert came to a strange ending today at the Plaza Racquet Club in Palm Springs. After completing the singles matches against #4 Point Loma Nazarene, the Warriors and Sea Lions began to play their doubles matches. But the host facility decided they needed the courts and asked the two teams to leave before the Golden State Athletic Conference Match could be completed more