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: February 15th meeting

Our next event will be our monthly club meeting on February 15th. At this meeting, Larry Deckman will present another of his fabulous celestial slide shows. Larry is one of our star presenters. His slide shows pack the auditorium and wow everyone with beautiful images and insightful observations.

Entitled "Celestial Parallels: An Exploration of Star Patterns Across ime and Space," this program will examine ancient star patterns that help us become more familiar with the night sky. Using star lore and exploring some of the skies’ most amazing sights, we’ll see how the heavens provide a memorable clock for reckoning time and season. If you already recognize Orion and the Big Dipper, you’re halfway there! Suitable for all ages.

The meeting will be held at the Eugene Science Center (formerly the Science Factory) planetarium and starts at 7:00. While there is no charge for admission, all donations at this meeting will be given to the Science Center, so if you have a few bucks to spare for the folks who host our meetings month after month, now's the time to drop them in the bucket.

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