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October 2019

October 6th Solar (maybe) SUNday!

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

We woke to fog in the valley this morning, but it seems to be clearing off so we're taking our solar scopes to Alton Baker Park and hoping for clear sky. Come join us for a look at the Sun through our solar filtered telescopes! Help us mark our ongoing analemma project! See sundials in action! We meet from Noon to 2:00 near the scale model Sun in Alton Baker park. See you there!

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Monthly Meeting: Using Large-Scale Galaxy Motions to Test the Big Bang Theory

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Richard Watkins, a physics professor at Willamette University in Salem, will speak on "Using Large-Scale Galaxy Motions to Test the Big Bang Theory." Among other things, Richard studies the flow of galaxies though the Universe. Galaxies are pulled by gravity into regions where matter is concentrated and out of regions that are relatively empty. By studying these motions one can learn how much matter the Universe contains, how it is distributed, and how this distribution is changing over time. This…

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October 27th Solar SUNday!

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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. This coming Sunday (October 27th) is forecast to be clear, so we plan to be there. Come join us for a look at the Sun through our safely solar filtered telescopes! Help us mark our ongoing analemma project! See sundials in action! We meet from Noon to 2:00 near the scale model Sun in Alton Baker park. See…

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November 2019

Star Party November 1, 2019

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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  Monthly star parties continue! For those of you who are unaware, the EAS holds a monthly star party 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, so come join us! The College Hill Reservoir is located on Lawrence Street between 23rd and 25th Avenue. We gather just before dusk and stay as long as there is interest. Everyone is welcome to come, and…

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November 3rd Solar SUNday!

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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. This coming Sunday (November 3rd) is forecast to be clear, so we plan to be there. Come join us for a look at the Sun through our safely solar filtered telescopes! Help us mark our ongoing analemma project! See sundials in action! We meet from Noon to 2:00 near the scale model Sun in Alton Baker park. See…

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Mercury Transit Star Party

November 11 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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UPDATE: We will be watching the weather closely and providing updates via Facebook and Meetup.com on whether the College Hill Reservoir location will work. If we get clouded out, here's a live feed:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMVJT6uT6nM   On the morning of November 11th, the planet Mercury will transit (cross) the face of the Sun. This is a rare event, happening only 13 times per century on average, and not always visible from any particular place on Earth. We won't see another…

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