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 to locate Wayne Crooch Hall on the far eastern part of campus.
NEXT UA MEETING AT U.C.C.
The next UA meeting is May 14 , 2019 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 after the May 14th UA meeting to the UCC Observatory for Tips to use your teelscope.
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
Come April 12th at 8 pm to Celebrate Yuri's Night and Sun observing on April 21st at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
ASTRONOMY HAPPENINGS April 2019
Two projects for Douglas County Schools
1 Sign up now for the 2019 Solar System walk on May 16th. Go to the Morgan Observatory website for details.
This is free event for Douglas County
Schools. Please do not delay but go to the observatory website and sign up NOW!
2) Go to the Observatory website and email Observatory Director, Paul Morgan if your class or school wants to particpate in the Galileo Scope laon Project. Deadline for applications for next fall
is June 6th.
Global Astronomy Month April 2019
4/11 Virtual Telescope of Italy Messier Marathon 6:30 p.m. PDT
4/12 Yuri Night at PMO Celebrate Human Space Exploration at the
observatory 8 pm
4/17 Cosmic Concert 11 AM
4/28 Sun Day at PMO come at 1:30 PM PDT to observe the sun, weather permitting.