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
Steve Gottlieb gave a fabulous presentation on the history of the NGC and IC catalogues. He has supplied web links to useful sites discussing the project and observations of the objects. What follows are Steve's recommendations:
Dr. Roger Knacke, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Penn State Behrend, will present a talk about Gravitational Waves at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club meeting.