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 events: Total Lunar Eclipse, Solar SUN-days
On the evening of January 20th there will be a total eclipse of the Moon! Join us at the Eugene Science Center for an eclipse party! The eclipse will start at 7:33pm and will reach totality from 8:41pm to 9:43pm. Come watch it with us. We'll have telescopes for an up-close view! (The eclipse party of course is "weather permitting." If it's cloudy, there'll be nothing to see.)
If the sky is clear on any given Sunday, join us for our weekly solar SUN-day from Noon to 2:00 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. Weather permitting, of course. We can't show you the Sun when it's cloudy!
One of our club members is also experimenting with sundials. Come see how a sundial works, and how they can be made accurate enough to tell time to the minute. Take home a miniature sundial of your own!
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 cleardarksky.com for this forecast of our observing conditions: