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Welcome to the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club

The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club serves all communities in Santa Cruz County, California and neighboring areas. Our emphasis is telescope observing, family participation, and public enjoyment of the wonders of the starry night. Check the events or calendar for our schedule...

We meet on the Second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm, at the Harvey West Park Club House, and hold several star parties per month, formerly at the Bonny Doon Airport, weather permitting. We are currently looking for a new regular observing site, and trying out various others

Various of our club members volunteer to provide a viewing experience to the public. We may randomly do sidewalk astronomy around the area, as well as occasional school and camp groups.

If you're thinking of coming to one of our viewing events, its always a good idea to check the club's email list for last minute updates, you can view the most recent posts on the list archives

 

 

Bonny Doon Clear Sky Clock

Santa Cruz Astronomy Club Barbecue

DATE CHANGED TO OCTOBER 15th!!

Santa Cruz Astronomy Club Barbecue Saturday – October 15th, 2016 @ Walter & Carol’s Place Starts 4pm Astronomy BBQ with friends - fun and fellowship Walter & Carol providing hot grills, utensils Bring your own BBQ item and drink Please bring something to share Hot grill ready about 5pm Call them for directions (831) 438-1214 Location about 3 miles above SC, off Graham Hill Rd. Look forward to seeing you

August 11 2016 Meeting

At our August 11th meeting, Michael Packer will give a talk on Globular Clusters...

Observing the Galactic History of Globular Clusters

Observing at Henry Cowell

After many years of showing up for Full Moon Madness, always on nights with big moons, basically terrible for astronomy, I approached the Ranger and Interpreters of Herny Cowell, with the idea of doing some dark nights.  The Rangers are agreable, and I've setup several dates on a trial basis this year...     

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse, Aug. 2017 -- How to See it !

This month's presentation at the monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 PM will be "The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017." Most are aware of the upcoming total solar eclipse crossing United States in August 2017. Club member Albert Smith will explain total solar eclipses and start with a video of why we all should be excited. Al has seen a half dozen total eclipses around the world and from high in the air. But do you know where and how to see it, and when you should get ready for it?

SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES (AND HOW TO OBSERVE THEM CHEAPLY!)

Our March 10th meeting will feature Martin Gaskell, Dept. Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCSC

 

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