Upcoming Events

Events are open to all members and the general public. Sign up for email event updates by registering with Night Sky Network.

Most of our events happen at the Chabot Space and Science Center. Get directions here.

Next General Meeting

Saturday, August 18th, 7:30pm
Chabot Space and Science Center, Galileo Room (Enter from the rear side gate between the two buildings. Door will be open).

Our Speaker is Joe Lin

Joe’s talk will be “An Introduction to Astrophotography and Hyperstar.” He’ll offer an introduction to astrophotography with a special emphasis on Hyperstar, a technique to produce stunning images of celestial objects in seconds instead of minutes. Joe will cover his progression from basic DSLR night photography to deep sky imaging using a variety of methods including Hyperstar and the many lessons learned along the way. Whether you have no experience in astrophotography or want to push the boundaries of what’s possible, he hopes to inspire everyone to capture the beauty of our night sky.

Special Events



Calstar:
Wednesday, September 5th – Sunday, September 9th.
Join dozens of amateur astronomers for this low key astrophotography and observing event at Lake San Antonio, California. Visit the Calstar web site for more information.


Telescope Makers Workshop

The Telescope Maker’s Workshop is one of few regularly scheduled such workshops in the world! Every Friday from 7 to 10 PM, amateur telescope makers from the bay area meet at the Chabot Space & Science Center and learn how to grind, shape, polish, and figure mirrors for reflecting telescopes, under the guidance of EAS volunteers. The workshop is free; participants pay only for the mirror blanks and grinding tools, which generally cost between $100-$300, depending on the size of the mirror. All the instruction, grinding grit, testing equipment, and camaraderie is free of charge! For more information, email Richard Ozer at pres@eastbayastro.org, or come by the workshop any Friday to see what it’s all about.


Outreach

EAS sends volunteers to schools, libraries, and anywhere curious aspiring astronomers gather. EAS volunteers bring their own equipment or borrow telescopes. Students, parents, and teachers are always thrilled to look through the telescopes and ask questions. You’ll meet all sorts of interesting people and provide a unique and inspiring experience to kids and parents who may have never looked through a telescope before. Find our next event on the calendar above.

Inquire about and request visits by e-mailing EAS Outreach Coordinator Ray Howard at RaymondHow@aol.com. Visit our outreach page to find out about upcoming outreach events.


Members Only Viewing Nights (MOVN)

Once a month, we schedule a Members Only Viewing Night at the Chabot Telescope Deck for both EAS and Chabot members. This is our opportunity to look through Chabot’s historic instruments and research telescope, as well as bring our own equipment to share in a more quiet venue. The schedule for MOVN appears in the event calendar below.


Event Calendar

Header photo by EAS member Alan Roche.