1-2 Oct. 2023
The Harvest Moon Sails Past Jupiter

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

5 Oct. 2023 – Club Meeting Presentation
— Thursday night, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This free meeting presentation will be offered in-person only at the UNC-Asheville Reuter Center.

Telescope Workshop

There are so many different telescope types available today for amateur use, but which one will work best for your interest?
This monthly meeting of the Astronomy Club of Asheville will feature a hands-on interaction workshop showcasing a variety of modern telescope styles and astrophotography setups. If you are in the market to purchase a telescope for yourself or as a gift soon, this event is for you. Read more…

Two Public Star Gazes in October

Image credit: club member Jerry Sherman – taken at Grassland Mtn. Obs.

Continue to check this home page as weather could change the venue or postpone and possibly cancel a star gaze. Check again after 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the observing session for the latest info and update.

6 October 2023 — Friday night — This public star gaze will be held at Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 7 October. This event is free and open to everyone — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided here on the day of the star gaze by 5:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. These star gazes normally conclude about 3 hours after sunset, and visitors are not permitted to stay past the conclusion time. Sunset occurs at 7:07 p.m.

13 October 2023 — Friday night — The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of Saturday, 14 October. While the event is free and open to everyone, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website here. Sunset occurs at 6:57 p.m., with shuttle service beginning about 8:00 p.m.

14 October 2023
A Partial Annular Solar Eclipse

Click/tap here to find out how and where in the Asheville area to safely observe this Saturday partial solar eclipse.

21/22 Oct. 2023
Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope