....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924

Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Sat, May 13
7 :30pm

Chabot Space & Science Center
Galileo Rm
2nd Floor, Dellums Bldg

Rob Hawley,
Experienced Eclipse Photographer

Using your Eyes and your Camera to get the most out of Solar Eclipses

Dinner with the Speaker
Meet and chat with the speaker before the meeting! Hunan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, 4100 Redwood Rd, 5:30pm. No need to register - just show up!


moon phases


2017 What's Up
has been updated for this month!

Check it out by clicking the What's Up link in the column to the upper-left.

Sun, Sep17 - Fri, Sep 22 (leave by noon of Sat Sep 23)
(New moon on Tue Sep 19)

The sign-up period for this year's event is now OPEN.

As of May 15, 2017, there are only two full 6-day time slots left that are still open and available, and five two-day time slots for Thu/Fri.

Sign up now or wait until next year!

Newsletter From White Mountain Research Station

Every year, we rent time up at the Barcroft High Altitude Research Station in the White Mountains to provide our members with an opportunity to gain access to "research-grade" night skies. Well, they have begun publishing their own newsletters, and you can view them here. It's full of info about the three facilities they make available, one of which is Barcroft, and it's chock-full of interesting stuff about these sites. Check it out!

EAS Outreach
EAS partners with East Bay schools, libraries, Scouting groups, and S.T.E.M organizers for evening star parties and other Outreach events. Our experienced astronomy volunteers bring out their telescopes and other equipment, sharing close-up views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. We seek to provide a unique and inspiring experience of the night sky!

If your organization is interested in scheduling an Outreach event, or you're an EAS member who would like to get involved, contact
Raymond Howard at raymondhow@aol.com

EAS Loaner Scope Program
Telescopes available for rental by EAS members

60mm & 80mm refractors, C90 Maksutov-Cassegrain, 2 - 10 inch Dobsonians,
4 & 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrains

Scope rental is $15 a month with a $50 deposit.

If you rent a scope and bring it to EAS outreach programs, monthly rent is waived - a good deal!

For information, contact Barry Leska by E-mail at b.leska@comcast.net

EAS Library Hours

Currently open from 7pm to 10pm every Friday evening.

Please enter through the Telescope Maker’s Workshop at the first loading dock entrance. The Library is also open by appointment: Please call 1-510-336-7438 and leave a message.

Library is located on the second floor of the Dellums Building, down the hall next to the interactive lunar lander exhibit.

Volunteer librarians are needed to expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact EAS Librarian Deborah Gomez.