Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

This shower runs from July 12-Aug. 2 and produces about 20 meteors an hour at the peak. A new moon means dark skies, so viewing conditions should be excellent for this shower, which is produced by debris left behind by the comets Marsden and Kracht.

Star-B-Que and Star Party

The best spot 2900 Bristol St., E206, Costa Mesa, CA

The first Star-B-que since the pandemic started is slated for July 30, 2022. This is a pot luck gathering at the Kuhn Observatory at Anza. Bring a dish to share with your fellow astronomers. The club will have some tables set up and a bbq available to use, so please bring something to share and […]

Online Beginner’s Class

Online

This is a free and open to the public online event, to attend please register with zoom by clicking here. The 6th session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers the basics of astrophotography, covering different types of imaging, how different types of cameras are used for this kind of photography, and other equipment and considerations […]

Perseids Meteor Shower

Famous for producing a large number of fireballs, the Perseids meteor shower is regarded as one of the best of the year. The shower runs July 17-Aug. 24 and produces up to 60 shooting stars an hour at the peak. The shower, discovered in 1862, is produced by the comet 109/P Swift-Tuttle. A nearly full […]

Online General Meeting – August 2022

Online

This is a free and open to the public online event. Join Zoom   The Backstory of Contact Binary Stars     Contact binary star systems have the remarkable property that they orbit so closely they share a common atmosphere. They are the most common type of eclipsing binary star system. Despite extensive observations over […]

Open Spiral Bar

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This is a free and open to the public online event. Join Zoom   Come and socialize with your fellow astronomy enthusiasts face-to-face virtually! Bring your latest astrophotography, mini-presentation, questions or none and your own refreshments.