February 17, 2016–Come on out of hibernation after all the snow! We’ve juggled our presentation schedule a bit. Tonight, Ron Henke will give his presentation “Rare Earth–Are we alone?” He’ll question why our Sun, our Solar System, and Earth seem to be unique. We’ve postponed the review of the results of our use of the Sierra Stars Observatory Network to image the Tarantula nebula (in the Southern Hemisphere) to next month. Bart Billard’s Kepler update will now be at the April meeting.