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:​​

Aug:       Summer Break

Sep 19:  Robert Garfinkle,  Author  Luna Cognita

​               Fantasy Flights to the Moon

               Presentation via Zoom

Oct 2:    Stay tuned!

Nov 6:   Dr Lea Hirsch, KIPAC - Stanford

              Here Come the Suns:  The Statistics and

              Habitability of Planets in Binary Star Systems

Spring 2021   

             Dr. Dan Weisz, UC Berkeley
             Resolving the Local Universe - JWST &  Hubble


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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 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.  

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