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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 Scout House, and hold 2-3 star parties per month, generally at the Bonny Doon Airport, weather permitting.  

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

Monterey Bay Physics Teacher Alliance

Spring Meeting

April 26, 2014

Hosted by

Monterey Institute of Research Astronomy (MIRA)
Wm. Bruce Weaver, Director



2014 Yosemite Trip - July 18-19

This year, our club drew July 18th and 19th from the lottery.

Site details at our Glacier Point page.

July 18th is the Last Quarter Moon.

The following information is provided for Glacier Point (longitude W119.6, latitude N37.7):

        Friday  18 July 2014          Universal Time - 7h            

        Sunset                    20:18                 
        Astronomical Dark         21:48                 
        Moonrise                  00:27 on following day

Last quarter Moon on 18 July 2014 at 19:08 (Universal Time - 7h).

Star Party In Tonopah, Nevada

Sent: 8/17/2013 8:53:09 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Star Party In Tonopah-Update

Hi Folks,

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Tonopah Astronomical Society, the group has made arrangements to have Amy Lo and Steve Warwick - both of Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, CA come to Tonopah for presentations on projects which Grumman has been working on.

Space Tour @ Garland Park (Carmel Valley) 7:30-9pm

Sponsored by Monterey Park District
for more info see link below:

Lecture: "The Quantum Universe"

"The Quantum Universe"

by renowned physicist Hitoshi Murayama

Wednesday, August 14
Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz
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