Upcoming Events

Solar Sun-Days are back

By Ken Martin | March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

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…

In-person meetings Eugene Science Center are back!

By Ken Martin | March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

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.

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.

This chart predicts how well we will be able to see the sky over the next couple nights. Darker colors are better, white means no stars. Click the chart for a full explanation of each quality factor.

Get more info on our weather page.

Fun things we do:


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.


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!


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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