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.  

Following are a variety of Astronomy related resources are available for our members.


SMCAS Facebook Public Group

SMCAS@Groups.io  members only Email Group

SMCASNews@Groups.io  public Email Group


Member Web Sites:


Local Training and Education:


SMCAS Loaner Equipment:

  • SMCAS has a variety of loaner telescopes available for checkout by members.  Contact Ed Pieret for more information.


SMCAS Belongs to and Supports:

  • Night Sky Network.  Astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public.
  • International Dark Sky Association.   Works to preserve the night sky for present and future generations.
  • Project Astro.   Be a Project Astro Star!!  Trains and matches amateur astronomers one-on-one with educators in the classroom.  Join up!  Contact John Fiske or Ed Pieret.
  • The Astronomical League.  Astronomy resources, clubs, bookstore, online Reflector magazine.


Organizations that offer Public Lectures on Astronomy and Related Topics:

  • Bay Area Science  Publishes year round event calendar and also runs Bay Area Science Festival.
  • SETI Institute  Offers monthly  presentations at SRI in Menlo Park.
  • KIPAC  Offers frequent  very technical 'tea talks' on a variety of astronomy topics: ,  

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