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October 7, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Pandemic health precautions have caused the cancellation of all club meetings, public star gazes, outreach events, and other gatherings through November 3o, 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.

20 October 2021
The Hunter’s Full Moon

21-22 Oct. 2021
Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

4 Nov. 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.

The Europa Clipper Mission is Slated for 2024!
– presented by
Tracy Drain
, Flight Systems Engineer for Deep Space Missions


Europa is one of the most intriguing moons in our solar system. Two decades ago, the Galileo spacecraft provided tantalizing clues suggesting that an enormous amount of liquid water exists under the moon’s icy surface. The Europa Clipper mission is now in development, slated to launch in 2024 to travel back to Jupiter and study this icy moon from close up. Read more…

4 Nov. 2021
Uranus Closest to Earth for the Year