Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting: “”The Dwarf Planet Pluto – An Astonishing World” by Bernie Bopp – Thursday February 17th, 2023 – 7:00 pm

By Ken Martin | February 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

This talk will span over 85 years of our knowledge about this dwarf planet, emphasizing the New Horizons spacecraft data that reveal the truly extraordinary world of Pluto. Bernie Bopp is a favorite speaker at Eugene Astronomical Meetings and his presentations are not to be missed! Meetings are open to everyone. Non-members are asked for…

Viewing Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

By Jerry Oltion | January 29, 2023 | Comments Off on Viewing Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

The EAS took telescopes to the College Hill Reservoir Sunday night, January 29th, to view Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, but the combination of the bright Moon in the sky and Eugene’s heavy light-pollution wiped out the view of the comet’s tail. All we could see was the nucleus and the fuzzy coma around it, and…

The Eugene Astronomical Society is a group of amateur astronomers dedicated to observing the sky and learning about the Universe, and sharing that understanding and appreciation of astronomy with students and the general public.

We invite you to read the rest of our mission statement, or scroll down to discover what we do.

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Fun things we do:

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Host monthly public star parties: we bring our telescopes, you bring your eyes (or your telescope too!) It's free, you'll see amazing things, and you'll meet people interested in the universe. Check the calendar for the next one.

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Hold monthly meetings with presentations by club members and professional astronomers from our community and region. It's usually the third Thursday of the month, but you can check the calendar to be sure. Visitors and guests are welcome!

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Discuss up-to-the minute astronomical events, post astrophotographs, and plan impromptu star parties at dark sites via our email list. Non-members are welcome to sign up for the email list.

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Publish a monthly newsletter full of useful info for local stargazers.

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Maintain a library of club telescopes for members to check out.

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Give talks and host events throughout our community. Learn how to bring us to your organization!

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Build and modify telescopes together. (Some of the world's most innovative amateur telescope makers live here!)

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Grind mirrors together. (Yes, we're serious about building telescopes here!)

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Receive discounts on astronomy publications and group buys of astro swag!