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 telescopes and other equipment, sharing close-up views of the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.  We seek to provide a unique and inspiring experience of the night sky!

If you’re an EAS member who would like to get involved, contact Raymond Howard at outreach@eastbayastro.org to be added to the Outreach Volunteer list.  No obligation to participate, and no equipment needed.  Already on the list?  Stay tuned for requests!

Join us for these upcoming events:

Sunday Oct 21st, Otsukimi/Moon Viewing Festival at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, next to Lake Merritt in Oakland. 6:30-8:30 pm. Show off the 12-day old gibbous Luna!

Thursday Oct 25th, “Confidence and Curiosity: Girls at the Telescope” at Chabot Space Center, 6 pm. Workshop on how to engage girls in astronomy, and STEM in general.

Tuesday Oct 30th, star party event at ASCEND School in Oakland Fruitvale District.  Will be our first event with them, 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Saturday Nov 3rd, Overnight for Girl Scouts at Chabot Space Center, completing their Space Science badges. 6:00 pm to midnight.

Thursday Nov 8th, star party event at Amelia Earhart Elementary School in Alameda.  5:30 pm setup (back to Standard Time).  Last chance to catch Saturn!

Wednesday Nov 14th, star party event at Bayview Elementary School in San Pablo.  5:30 pm setup.  First quarter moon viewing, followed by Mars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies.