The South Mountain Astronomy Club seeks to connect people with common interests in astronomy through the use of telescopes and other technologies, enhancing knowledge and understanding of our universe and generating enthusiasm for pursuit of continued collaborative learning.

To join:

  • Members must be 18 or a member of a participating youth organization
  • Individual member fee: $25 (student scholarships are available)
  • Household membership: $40
  • Submit a letter of interest or any questions to: lherrmann@smeec.org

To volunteer:

Please complete our standard Volunteer Application Form specifying your interests.

We are currently recruiting:          

  • Regular telescope operators
  • Astronomy Programs facilitators and speakers
  • Club Board Members
  • Club Coordinator

Public Star Party Schedule (always weather permitting):

  • November 24 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • December 15 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Other Club Events: 

To request a private Star Party or outreach, specify your interest in our Contact Us form.

Upcoming Astronomy Events:

Explore the Night Sky

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn about the universe through an interactive educational session, focusing each month on new astronomical topics while younger learners are engaged in both indoor and outdoor activities. Telescope viewing following, weather permitting. 

September 27: What we can see in the universe?
October 25: Moons, asteroids and other cosmic leftovers
November 29: 3,527 known planets and counting

Registration recommended to ensure space.

$6 per person, $15 groups of up to seven.

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Star Party

7 – 9 p.m. | September 14

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | November 24

Celebrate the stars with night sky telescope viewings and multimedia presentations about astronomy. Learn more about the sky and wonder that surrounds us all.

No registration required, donation of $5 per group suggested, all ages welcome.