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January 2022

In-person meetings Eugene Science Center are back!

January 5 - December 1

In-person meetings Eugene Science Center are back. Monthly meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. However due to the availability of the planetarium for meetings, the presentation may only be on ZOOM. To receive an invitation to join Zoom meetings, sign up for the email list.

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April 2022

Solar Sun-Days are back

April 3 - December 4
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

On clear Sundays we often take solar-filtered telescopes to Alton Baker Park and offer the public a view of our closest star.  Come join us for a look at the Sun through our safe solar filtered telescopes! We meet from Noon to 2:00 near the scale model Sun in Alton Baker Park next to the duck pond. Remember, this is weather dependent, if it is cloudy or we're experiencing extremely hot weather... likely we won't be there. Also the event…

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First Quarter Friday Star Parties are back!

April 20 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 am
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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The EAS holds monthly star parties at the College Hill Reservoir on the Friday closest to the moon’s first quarter. These star parties are free and open to the public. We'll provide the telescopes and will show you what's up there in the night sky. Or if you have a telescope of your own, bring it and join in the fun. The College Hill Reservoir is located on Lawrence Street between 23rd and 25th Avenue. Star parties start at dusk…

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August 2022

Monthly Meeting: Comets by Jerry Oltion – Thursday August 18th – 7:00 pm

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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For our August 18th meeting, in memory of noted comet hunter Don Machholz, who was one of the best visual comet hunters since Charles Messier, Jerry Oltion will give a presentation on comets. What are they, and what role do they play in our solar system? Why did so many ancient societies fear them? How are they discovered, and how do you observe them as they sweep through the inner solar system? In the past few years we have sent…

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