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 here, or feel free to take a look around.

Next event: October 19th meeting

Our next event is our monthly meeting on Thursday, October 19th. At this meeting, EAS member Kirk Taylor will tell us about his experience with Operation Moonwatch, the satellite monitoring program established in the late 1950s to help track orbiting satellites. Amateur astronomers were key to the success of the program, and Kirk was among the first to join. Come listen to him describe what it was like to be part of the national defense system back when the cold war was just taking off.

The meeting will be in the Science Factory planetarium, starting at 7:00 p.m. Come a little early to get a seat; we start on time.

A reminder: Dues are due this month. Still $25, cheap.

Thank you to the Canadian Meteorlogical Center and for this forecast of our observing conditions:

Click here to see what Saturn looks like from the Cassini spacecraft