November 23, 2020: COVID-19 Update: Pandemic health precautions have caused the cancellation of all club meetings, public star gazes, outreach events, and other gatherings through December 31, 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.

3 Dec. 2020 – 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.

Solar eruption observed by STEREO-B/SECCHI Telescopes

Observing the Sun: 360-degrees and Up-Close
– presented by
Therese Kucera, PhD,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

We take the Sun for granted, but this dynamic, variable star exhibits a range of active phenomena, from sunspots to flares to coronal mass ejections, and Earth is embedded in its outer atmosphere. Dr. Kucera will give an overview of the Sun and solar wind, with a focus on how we observe them from various vantage points in the Solar System.

13/14 Dec. 2020
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

16 – 18 Dec. 2020
The Long Night Moon Glides Past Jupiter and Saturn

Illustration courtesy of Sky & Telescope

21 December 2020 “Great Conjunction”

21 December 2020 Winter Solstice