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...
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
Brown Dwarfs & Free-Floating Planets: When You're Just Too Small to Be A Star
As part of the 13th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Gibor Basri, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss Brown Dwarfs & Free-Floating Planets: When You're Just Too Small to Be A Star, an illustrated, non-technical lecture, Wednesday, April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to locate parking.
The comet Panstarrs c/2011 L4 passed its perhelion on the 9th, adn on the 12th was right next to day old moon ...
"The search for life on other planets with an update from the Mars Curiosity Rover"
Dr. Christopher Mckay, 7pm
The UC Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the UC Observatories present the 13th Halliday Lecture on Thursday, May 23, 2013. "The search for life on other planets with an update from the Mars Curiosity Rover"
Dr. Christopher Mckay, Thursday May 23, 7:00pm, Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz)
Go to: santacruztickets.com
Tickets are available online now to purchase.
Here are some dates and website links for some big events coming up next year in 2013. Check your calendars so you can register as soon as registrations open. Haven't seen CalStar dates yet, but we'll post them as soon as we get them.
The annual Texas Star Party will be held this year from May 5-12, 2013 at the Prude Ranch near Ft. Davis, Texas. Attendance is by lottery drawing, so get your application in early.
Partick Moore passed away today at the age of 89. Here's a couple of articles that detail many of his achievements over a decades long carreer. Mr. Moore influenced and inspired generations of both professional and amatuer astronomers, hosted the television show The Sky at Night and contributed regularly to the magazine of the same name.