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February 2020

February 9th Solar SUNday!

February 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

We're finally getting a clear Sunday! 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 (February 9th) 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…

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Monthly Meeting: Tales of the McDonald Observatory Lunar Ranging Project

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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February 20th: "Tales of the McDonald Observatory Lunar Ranging Project!" by Bernie Bopp Bernie writes: Last July it was my privilege to speak to the Eugene Astronomical Society about the Apollo 11 project and my small role in the Lunar Ranging Retroreflector experiment (LR3) left on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. I described the experiment as straightforward and successful science, deriving precise lunar distances and serving as another important test of General Relativity. Absolutely right, but it…

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CANCELLED-Star Party February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Our First Quarter Friday star party on February 28th has been CANCELLED due to cloudy weather. We would normally have a backup star party on Saturday, but the forecast is not looking good. We hope for better weather on our next star party on April 3rd. ------------------------------------ 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, so come join…

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March 2020

March 19th meeting cancelled

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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March 19: Meeting cancelled The Eugene Science Center is closing their facility due to Corona Virus concerns from March 16 through March 31. Our Eugene Astronomical Meeting for this month has been cancelled. Please check back for updates.  

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April 2020

Star Party April 3, 2020 CANCELLED

April 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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First Quarter Star Party - Friday April 3rd - CANCELLED No doubt clouds and rain would force a cancellation of our First Quarter Star Party for April, but due to COVID-19 concerns we are officially cancelling the event. Check back for next month's Star Party.

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May 2020

Star Party May 1, 2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

May 1, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Spring is here so come join us for our next First Quarter Star Party on Friday May 1st. 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…

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