....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924

Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Sat, October 22
7 :30 pm

Chabot Space &
Science Center
Galileo Rm
2nd Floor Spees Bldg
Chabot Space & Science Center

World famous award winning astrophotographer
Tony Rowell

Digital slideshow of his new photography book, Sierra Starlight, which includes photos from EAS Barcroft High Altitude Star Parties. Join Tony as he shares and discusses images from a collection of iconic landscapes of the Sierra Nevada.

Dinner with the Speaker
Meet and chat with the speakers before the meeting! Hunan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, 4100 Redwood Rd, 5:30pm. No need to register - just show up!


moon phases

Tue Aug 30- Sun Sep 4, 2016
(New moon on Thu Sep 1)

The sign-up period for this year's event is now closed.

Better luck next year!

Barcroft 2017
Sun Sep 17 - Fri Sep 22
Sign-ups available soon

Newsletter From White Mountain Research Station

Every year, we rent time up at the Barcroft High Altitude Research Station in the White Mountains to provide our members with an opportunity to gain access to "research-grade" night skies. Well, they have begun publishing their own newsletter, and you can view it here. It's full of info about the three facilities they make available, one of which is Barcroft, and it's chock-full of interesting stuff about these sites. Check it out!

EAS Loaner Scope Program
Telescopes available for rental by EAS members

60mm & 80mm refractors, C90 Maksutov-Cassegrain, 2 - 10 inch Dobsonians,
4 & 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrains

Scope rental is $15 a month with a $50 deposit.

If you rent a scope and bring it to EAS outreach programs, monthly rent is waived - a good deal!

For information, contact Barry Leska by E-mail at b.leska@comcast.net

EAS Library Hours

Currently open from 7pm to 10pm every Friday evening.

Please enter through the Telescope Maker’s Workshop at the first loading dock entrance. The Library is also open by appointment: Please call 1-510-336-7438 and leave a message.

Library is located on the second floor of the Dellums Building, down the hall next to the interactive lunar lander exhibit.

Volunteer librarians are needed to expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact EAS Librarian Deborah Gomez at dgomezcsbo@gmail.com