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.  

SMCAS has started holding in-person events again such as Star Parties, as well as select virtual events such as speaker presentations.   Virtual events 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   

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About our Meetings
The San Mateo County Astronomical Society meetings are open to the public via Zoom until further notice.  We expect to return to in-person meetings at CSM in January, 2022.  


Once back at CSM, attendance and parking are free. Children are welcome although the subjects may be too advanced for some.    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. 

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November 19, 2021,  7:00pm

From Astrometry to Discovery

Dr. Wei-Chun Jao

Professor of Astronomy

​Georgia State University






Past Speakers

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

For speakers prior to 2020 click HERE.

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