I am a cosmologist, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and I live a just few minutes away from the Chabot Space and Science Center. I have something new for those of you who are interested in cosmology and the data from large surveys: see < http://sensibleuniverse.com/slides
>. I look forward to the opportunity to talk to the SFB amateur astronomy community about this work and its broader implications some time in 2015. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments.
Clear skies (but let it rain during the day),