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.
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FOUND at Dexter star party: Lens cap and stuffed toy. Contact us to claim.
Next events: Solar SUN-day August 12 in Alton Baker Park, August 16th Meeting
On Sunday the 12th we will have our fifth SUN-day in the park. Several of our club members have special telescopes and filters that allow safe viewing of our nearest star -- the Sun -- and we'll be sharing the view with the public. Our first three events were great successes, so we plan to do this every Sunday for as long as the weather holds. Come see solar prominences, filaments, sunspots, spicules, faculae, and various other difficult to pronounce but beautiful features visible in our scopes. Some days the Sun is quiet and there's not much to see, but other days it can be quite dramatic. Drop by on SUN-days and see what's happening up there.
We'll gather near the scale model Sun to the south of the duck pond in Alton Baker Park, starting at noon.
Solar viewing must be done with the proper equipment! Don't try viewing the Sun unless you have the right equipment for it and know how to use it safely. Come to our SUN-days and view it safely with us.
On Thursday, August 16th, we will have our monthly club meeting. At this meeting EAS member Al LePage will give a presentation entitled "Water, Water, Everywhere!"
"The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water," so NASA says in an online article. From comets and asteroids to Mars, from the Earth to the Moon, to the moons of the solar system's outer planets, from exoplanets to one of the oldest and largest water vapor clouds surrounding the black hole of a quasar some 12 billion light years away...YES, water is everywhere and has been around for a very long time! How does water form? Where did it all come from? How did Mars dry up? What's the history -- and future -- of water on earth? Where IS water in the solar system? What's the "water cycle" for planets, moons, the universe? Why is finding water in the solar system and beyond so important? Dive into ocean worlds with EAS member Al LePage and swim through the universe to answer these and other questions of Astrohydrology!
Thank you to the Canadian Meteorlogical Center and cleardarksky.com for this forecast of our observing conditions: