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.  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:


Apr 3:   No Meeting.  CSM closed for spring break

May  - Aug:  Summer Break

Sep 4:  Robert Garfinkle,  Author  Luna Cognita

​             Fantasy Flights to the Moon

Oct 3:   Dr. Dan Weisz, UC Berkeley

              Resolving the Local Universe - JWST &  Hubble

Nov 6:  Dr Lea Hirsch, KIPAC - Stanford

             Here Come the Suns:  The Statistics and

             Habitability of Planets in Binary Star Systems


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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 public meetings and events, including 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.  

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