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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Next Event: September 16th Solar Star Party

Our next event is our weekly solar SUN-day on Sunday, September 16th, from Noon to 2:00. Join us in Alton Baker Park for a look at the Sun! Solar SUN-days are your chance to have a look at the Sun with special telescopes and filters that allow safe viewing of our nearest star. 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.

Thank you to the Canadian Meteorlogical Center and for this forecast of our observing conditions:

Click here to see what Saturn looks like from the Cassini spacecraft