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.

EAS Annual Dinner

To: Our Dear Members,
From: The Entire EAS Board of Directors

Your EAS Board of Directors has met to assess the risk that the coronavirus poses to the attendees of our Annual Awards dinner, their families, and to the greater community but much is unknown.

Official advisories are strongly recommending the cancellation of meetings like ours but it is not yet mandatory. After some deliberation, the board feels that it cannot adequately assure the safety of our members so we are informing you that the awards dinner is cancelled. Fees will be refunded.
Many organizations are making similar sacrifices for the good of their attendees and to meet their duty as good citizens. EAS could hardly do less.

There will be other nights and other dinners. We should all be proud to be part of an admirable organization like EAS, and the board thanks you for your continued support and confidence. We hope to reschedule this event for later this year.


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 Raymond Howard at outreach@eastbayastro.org. Visit our outreach page to find out about upcoming 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.

Barcroft High Altitude Star Party

Reservations for the Eastbay Astronomical Society’s Barcroft High-Altitude Star Party are now open to members of both the EAS and Tri-Valley Stargazers clubs. This year’s event will be held from Sunday August 16 through Friday August 21 (with departure by noon of Saturday August 22). That’s six nights.

Before sending payments for reservations ($60 per night, per person), even if you’ve been there before, please contact Don Saito FIRST (donsaito@yahoo.com) to ensure the dates you wish to attend are available. You will also be asked to read the Barcroft Writeup, as it provides the information you’ll need to have a safe, comfortable stay, and what is expected of guests to this University of California research facility.

Space at Barcroft is limited to a maximum of 12 people per day, so to ensure you get the days you want, make your reservations early.

Barcroft is one the premier amateur astronomy view sites in the world, and it’s less than a day’s drive from the Bay Area to its location in the White Mountains.

Nights reserved
Dates reserved (list by range)

Spring Calstar

Spring Calstar is schedule for April 23-26 at Lake San Antonio. For more information visit https://calstar.observers.org/

GSSP 2020

The 2020 Golden State Star Party is now accepting registrations. This year’s event will once again be held at Frosty Acres Ranch in Adin, CA. The dates this year are June 20 – June 24. For more information visit http://goldenstatestarparty.org

Event Calendar

Header photo by EAS member Alan Roche.