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November 5, 2021: 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, 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.

2 Dec. 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.

From the beginning of time to the center of the Earth: Exploration of the main asteroid belt continues with the NASA Psyche mission.
– presented by
Tom Prettyman, PhD
, a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute


The NASA Dawn mission recently completed an 11-year journey through the main asteroid belt, providing close up views of the two largest main belt objects, Ceres and Vesta. Exploration of the main belt continues with Psyche, which will launch in 2022, travel to, and orbit asteroid 16 Psyche. Read more…

2-22 Dec. 2021
Comet Leonard Visits our Night Skies

Image courtesy of
Dan Bartlett

6-8 December 2021
The Long Night Moon Glides Past Venus & Saturn

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

8-9 Dec. 2021
Conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter

13/14 Dec. 2021
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope