A 501(c)(3) tax exempt social and education organization
We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Wednesday of each month (except August) at Proctor Terrace School, 1171 Bryden Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. (map)
Each meeting features a guest speaker, observing highlights and club news.
Visitors and Guests are welcome free of charge.
Our membership consists of astronomy and science enthusiasts of all ages, both amateur and professional.
The purpose of the club is to:
These are held on request of schools in Sonoma County. We provide an introductory in-class PowerPoint presentation, and several club members bring telescopes to the school for night sky viewing. There is no charge for a School Astronomy Night, but they are on a "first come, first served" basis.
Contact Activities@sonomaskies.org for more information.
Fall is the time to start thinking about your essay, attend meetings and star parties. See our Striking Sparks page for more information and How to Enter.
To further support youthful star-gazers, SCAS encourages our Young Astronomers to join us at the Robert Ferguson Observatory and to participate in local star parties. See the Young Astronomers page to learn more.
We really appreciate the role teachers play by nominating students and evaluating their essays. We could not
do this program without teacher support.
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- Voted "Outstanding Astronomy Newsletter" by the
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Yahoo group: Arrange to meet with other members for observing and post observing logs.
Sonoma County and Bay Area Organizations:
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Banner and nebula images at top of pages courtesy NASA and hubblesite.org
SCAS was founded in 1974 and has about 150 members from all walks of life. We share a common interest - our love of astronomy.
We are supporting members of the Robert Ferguson Observatory, the Night Sky Network, the International Dark-Sky Association and the Astronomical League.