Local Resources

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The Bay Area has a wealth of resources for those interested in exploring the topic of Astronomy. Below is a list of various observatories, groups, and museums that are regularly open to the public or host events that are open to the public.

  • SETI@home is another way to get involved by assisting the search for extraterrestrial intelligence right from your own computer.
  • The East Bay Astronomical Society, founded in 1924, hosts various talks and meetings. They also a good resource to find out what resources are available to the public.
  • The Astronomy Association of Northern California is an umbrella organization encompassing nearly all of the amateur astronomy societies in the region. Their site includes an excellent calendar of events, a resource guide, and information on the conferences, swap meets, and other events they sponsor.


Recent Events

Astronomy Spring 2022 Commencement

Sun, May 15, 2022

When: Sunday May 15th 9am-12pm Where: Zellerbach Playhouse Reception: 9-10am; light breakfast & refreshments on the Playhouse patio Ceremony:

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Berkeley Edge Conference for Prospective Grad Students in Math and Physical Sciences

Fri, October 15, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021 THE CONFERENCE—The Berkeley Edge Conference is designed to encourage undergraduate students who are

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