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 Aug. 13 at Room 10 Wayne Crooch HalL U.C.C. at 7 p.m.
The September UA meeting is 9/10/2019.
What do you do with your new “Astromaster” or “ Powerseeker” or “Starwatcher” telescope? Come after the Sept. 10th UA meeting to the UCC Observatory for Tips to use your teLEscope.
ASTRONOMY HAPPENINGS August
Public stargazing at Morgan Observatory August 24th at 8:45 p.m. Meet local astronomers and enjoy views throuogh club members telescope until the obsrvatory opens at 9:15 p.m. PDT.
Mercury is at its best morning appearance in late August for this year.
Perseid Meteor Shower blasted by the bright moon. Next year to see many Perseids.
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