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Foothill Telescope Remains CLOSED

Following guidance from the
Santa Clara County Health Officer and Foothill College, PAS is extending the suspension of our Friday and Saturday public viewing sessions at Foothill Observatory for the foreseeable future.  We will be able to resume operations once Foothill College reopens the campus.

Please check back periodically for the latest status.

March 11, 2020; updated September 29, 2020

 

 

The Peninsula Astronomical Society is a group of some 200 Bay Area astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Some members are professionally trained in astronomy, others are just starting and have never looked through a telescope before. One thing that we all have in common is an interest in the sky.

The PAS generally holds its meetings on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm, either on the campus of Foothill College (between San Jose and Palo Alto) in Los Altos Hills, or at the Los Altos Public Library. Each meeting features a speaker (or speakers) bringing us up to date on different topics in astronomy. The public is welcome to attend these meetings; there is no charge to attend.  Note, however, that there is a $3 charge for parking at Foothill College - visitor parking permits are available from the machines in the parking lots.  Please do not park in spaces marked "Staff" - you will be ticketed!

As part of its commitment to bringing astronomy to the public, the Peninsula Astronomical Society operates the Foothill College Observatory (click here for more information). The Observatory is staffed by members of the society who volunteer to conduct the regularly scheduled public programs.

In addition to operating the Foothill Observatory, the PAS has its own observatory in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. This location has AC power and room for members to set up their own telescopes at our monthly star parties. This site is also the home of the society's 12" telescope, available for member use after a checkout.

For informaton about membership in the PAS, click here.


PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING AND LECTURE

 

"Memories of Arecibo Observatory"

Featuring PAS's own William Phelps

 

January 22th, 2021 at 7:30pm

 PAS Annual Meeting via Zoom

(meeting link will be emailed to club members)

 

Details:
We are planning to hold our annual meeting in January 2021, where members get to vote for PAS board members up for re-election prior to hearing a talk from our speaker.  More details will be posted shortly when available; please check back.

 

Next Meeting: 

We are looking for more speakers able to present via Zoom; please check back periodically for the latest.

 

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