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 Welcome to the
Peninsula Astronomical Society's
web site.

 

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 holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA (between San Jose and Palo Alto).  The meetings are usually held in Room 5015, next to Parking Lot 5 (see map). 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 - 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.



TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY

on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 8 to 10pm
  Foothill College Observatory

next to Parking Lot 4

(WEATHER PERMITTING!)
Bring $3 for a parking permit, and please avoid parking in STAFF spaces
(map)

Hosted by members of the PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY and

the Foothill Astronomy Department.

Partial Phases of the eclipse start at 7:33pm PST.  Totality begins at 8:41pm and lasts for 1h02m, ending at 9:43pm.  This is also a SUPERMOON Eclipse!  This will be the last lunar eclipse visible from the Bay Area until May 2021.

 

 

  

 

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