The Department of Astronomy believes in the importance of engaging with our local communities and is currently working to develop new programs to facilitate these efforts. We aim to invest in the next generation of Astronomers by:

  • Creating informational tools and materials with the intent to aide in the understanding of Astronomy-related concepts and topics.
  • Providing more interactive, face-to-face opportunities for those whom otherwise would not have ready access to the various types of resources in our employ.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide a launching pad for those who possess a curiosity in our field of study and to encourage the burgenoning interests of individuals of all ages.

While we work diligently to make these plans a reality, we invite you to visit our events page and explore our list of Local Resources to find Astronomy related groups and locations around the Bay Area. 

If you are an instructor or event organizer overseeing Astronomy or science-based conferences, lectures, or hands-on camps, courses, or units and would like to inquire about volunteers from the department, please contact our Outreach group; we are happy to speak with you!