Due to the unprecedented events related to COVID-19 we are suspending all public meetings and events, including Crestview Star Parties until further notice.  You can receive email notices about the status of these and other SMCAS events by selecting the link below or going to https://groups.io/g/SMCASnews and joining the group.  

Due to the unprecedented events related to COVID-19 we are suspending all live public meetings and events, including Star Parties until further notice.  Speaker presentations, as well as star parties,  will be done via Zoom, see information below.  You can receive email notices about the status of these and other SMCAS events by selecting the link below or going to https://groups.io/g/SMCASnews and joining the group.  

Zoom Meeting ID:  253 926 2920    Passcode: SMCAS     

or click here to access this Zoom meeting directly


Zoom based star party following the presentation

About our Meetings
The San Mateo County Astronomical Society meetings are open to the public.  Attendance and parking are free. Children are welcome although the subjects may be too advanced for some.  During the pandemic, we may be meeting virtually, check back regularly for details on virtual meetings and logon details.  Normally, our meetings are held on the first Friday of the most months from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  We meet in the Science Building (#36) at the College of San Mateo.   We gather at 7:00 pm in the ISC Room, room 110, for Coffee, Pizza and conversation.  We then move to the Planetarium at 8:00pm for the speaker's Presentation.   Parking is free in the adjacent well-lighted parking lot, marked Marie Curie Lot 5, or the nearby Galileo Lot 6. 

Upcoming Meeting Speakers:​​


Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:00pm Via Zoom:   

Dr. Dan Weisz, UC Berkeley
       Resolving the Local Universe with the

       JWST & Hubble 

Past Speakers

Click on the links below for more details about our past speakers.

For speakers prior to 2020 click HERE.

Saturday, April 17, 2021  
Ethan Nadler,  Stanford University

 Searching for the Darkest Galaxies: Ultra-Faint Dwarfs as Dark Matter  Laboratories

Scroll down for list of upcoming and previous speakers

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