June 15, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Pandemic health precautions have caused the cancellation of all club meetings, public star gazes, outreach events, and other gatherings through August 31, 2021, and possibly longer. Private star gazes for very small groups are available. When possible, we will post virtual, online links to our monthly speaker presentations.

23 June 2021
Mars Passes through the Beehive Star Cluster

28-30 June 2021
Venus and Mars Approach Each Other

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

15 July 2021 – Club Meeting Presentation
— Thursday night, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. —

This free speaker presentation will be offered virtually using the online Webex video-conferencing platform. Follow this link for instructions on how to join this virtual meeting presentation.

Taking Silicon Valley to the Moon– presented by
Jack Burns, PhD
, Dept. of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado – Boulder

Dr. Burns will focus on the future of human and robotic exploration of the Moon and beyond. Since the end of the Apollo program, the justification for the human space program has proven elusive. He will borrow a page from the Silicon Valley computer and commercial space companies to argue for an inspirational approach using new tools and technologies for the next phase of exploration. Read more…