Welcome to Umpqua Astronomers of Douglas County
Astronomy enthusiasts of Douglas county gather for monthly meeting at Umpqua Community College the
second Tuesday of each month at
Wayne Crooch Hall Room 10.
Please see a link to U.C. C. Campus map below
to locate Wayne Crooch Hall on the far eastern part of campus.
NEXT UA MEETING AT U.C.C.
The next UA meeting is March 10th at Room 10 Wayne Crooch HalL U.C.C. at 7 p.m.
What do you do with your new “Astromaster” or “ Powerseeker” or “Starwatcher” telescope? Come to the Feb. 28th Moon Watch at the UCC Observatory or come after the March 10th UA meeting for tips to use your new telescope.
ASTRONOMY HAPPENINGS Feb 2020
Come to the Last Friday Moon Watch 2020 on Feb. 28th at 6:30 p.m. PST at Morgan Observatory at Umpqua Community College. Enjoy the wonders of the moon with local astronomers observing with
different types and sizes of telescope. Weather permitting. Dress warmly as clear winter nights are chilly. Bring your scope or binoculars to join along.
Moon Watch on the last Friday, Janaury through September 2020. Next Moon Watch--- March 27th
Sky observers will have excellent views of Venus just after sunset all this month. Mercury dims abd drops into the sunset's glare after mid month.
Newcomers are encouraged to come at 6:30 to ask questions and learn about the night sky. The regular meeting starts at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Each month we discuss a bit of club news, what's new in Astronomy, what's up in the sky and have a feature presentation. Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome to come to the meetings.
Go to EVENTS page to see UA meeting Scedule at U.C.C.for 2019. Also, check out other astronomical events for each month.
UA ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERS
Umpqua Astronomers is a participating in the Astronomical League. This provides members with a quarterly national magazine, "the Reflector" and many observing project to help beginners to use a hands on approach to learn about astronomy. Umpqua Astronomers is an active member of the Night Sky network , International Astronomical Union programs, the Global Astronomy Month, and the International Observe the Moon program . Club members are encouraged and supported in becoming comfortable learning and exploring the night sky.
Umpqua Astronomers are an active supporting partner of U.C.C.'s Paul Morgan Observatory. Club stargazing events are held at the observatory during spring to fall months. Link to Morgan Observatory website