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 Research Opportunities Fair

Fri, August 26, 2022

Please join us on Friday August 26th from 2-4pm for the Fall 2022 Astronomy Research Opportunities

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MPS Launch Day

Tue, August 23, 2022

Please join us on Tuesday, August 23rd for MPS Launch Day, an orientation for new Earth and Planetary Science, Astronomy

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Astronomy & Physics Transfer Orientation

Mon, August 22, 2022

Please join us for the Astronomy and Physics Transfer Orientation on Monday, August 22nd from 9:00am to 11:00am! Note

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