Welcome to the Astronomy Club at UCSC!
We are a student-led, registered UCSC organization, whose mission is to provide outreach events, such as star gazing parties, observing classes, and guest speakers. Our events are free and open to anyone who is interested.
Club Officers / Contact Information
|Undergraduate Officers||Graduate Officers|
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or feedback.
Upcoming EventsBay Area Science Festival Star Party
Friday, October 26 7:30pm
"A “star party” is an occasion to view the night sky together, with our eyes, binoculars, or telescopes. As part of the Bay Area Science Festival, we are throwing a regional star party at over 20 different sites. Colleges, schools, observatories and science centers around the Bay Area will be open, and both professional and amateur astronomers will be on hand to offer telescope viewing and observing tips. Join us for a stellar evening."
University of California Santa Cruz
Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The event will take place on the UCSC campus, on a field behind the Music Center starting at 7:30pm. We will be setting up numerous telescopes. Visitors will be taken on a tour of the night sky from planets and moons within our solar system to star forming nebulae to ancient globular clusters to decaying remnants of exploded stars to neighboring galaxies.
Please Note: All star gazing parties have the possibility of being cancelled at the last minute due to bad weather. Please check this website prior to departing for the event!
What you will need
- Warm Clothes