Upcoming events

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual Lecture

    Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs.

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are presenting our lecture online rather that at our usual lecture location at the Randall Museum Theater.

    Topic: “Celebrating San Francisco Amateur Astronomer’s 70th Anniversary”

    Speakers: Long-time members of SFAA

    IMPORTANT: Announcements and lecture will begin at 7:00 PM, with users initiating online connections at 6:30pm.

    For details on the current topic, speaker, and instructions on how to attend the live-stream, click here.

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 30 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual Lecture

    Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs.

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are presenting our lecture online rather that at our usual lecture location at the Randall Museum Theater.

    Topic: ““Shocking Origin: Meteor Impacts and the Chemistry of Life””

    Speaker: Arianna Gleason-Holbrook, Stanford, SLAC

    IMPORTANT: Announcements and lecture will begin at 7:00 PM, with users initiating online connections at 6:30pm.

    For details on the current topic, speaker, and instructions on how to attend the live-stream, click here.

    • 26 Feb 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Mar 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 30 Apr 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 01 May 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 21 May 2022
    • 7:45 PM
    • 22 May 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 30 Jul 2022
    • 7:45 PM
    • 31 Jul 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 7:15 PM
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 5:45 PM
    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

    • 24 Dec 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 25 Dec 2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • Mt. Tam Rock Springs Parking Area

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the CA State Parks has limited the total number of people we are allowed to have at our star parties. This limit, 25 people, will be the biggest change. This change will also mean that our members are limited on bringing guests. Individual Memberships can only bring themselves. Family Memberships and Supporting Members can bring themselves and one guest (two people, TOTAL). That guest must arrive in the same car as the member. If two members arrive together, both members' Tam parking permits must be displayed on the dashboard. There is also no transferring of parking permits. The named member is the only one that is allowed to use it.

    Requirement: Please read and comply with these Special Instructions.

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