Welcome to Umpqua Astronomers of Douglas County
Astronomy enthusiasts of Douglas county gather for monthly meeting the
second Tuesday of each month
Now ONLINE ONLY !
NEXT UA MEETING
The next UA meeting is April 14th 6:30 p.m. PDT ONLINE ONLY
ASTRONOMY HAPPENINGS March-- April
All star gazing events are cancelled!
As you stay home, enjoy the sky from your back yard:
Sky observers will have excellent views of Venus just after sunset all this month and next.
Have you heard about the strange behavior of the red super giant star, Betelgeuse? This normally very bright star has dimmed substantially over the last few weeks. This has prompted some to wonder if it is about to go supernova. This looks less likely as the steep dip in brightnes has stopped. Betelgeuse is starting to regain some brightness after dropping from 0.8 to 1.7. Current estimates show a bounce back to 1.6 or so. Go out and watch as this red star regains its former glory or expodes ( some day).
All UA Events Cancelled.
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