....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924

Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Sat, Feb 27
7:30 pm

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

R. Jay GaBany


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

The Eastbay Astronomical Society
92nd Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, March 6
5:45pm - ~9pm
Kepler and Copernicus Rooms
2nd Floor, Dellums Bldg
Chabot Space & Science Center

It's that time of year again, to honor our best and brightest, hear the latest in astronomical research, and to just eat, drink and be merry with our fellow amateur astronomers!

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Jeff Moore, Planetary Scientist at NASA. His top will be all about the incredibly successful space probe New Horizons, from which we humans got our first-ever close views of Pluto!

Click button to sign up online:

Send check or money order to:

EAS Treasurer
PO Box 18635
Oakland, CA 94619-0635

The price is still $35 per person. Please be sure to give us the names of the attendees so we can have nametags ready for you and your guests.

We will be using our usual caterer (The Carvery, aka Harry's Hoffbrau)

Buffet Menu
Oven Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef & Ham
Served Hot and Carved to Order
Roated Red Potatoes
Steamed Vegetables
Spinach Lasagna
Garden Green Salad with assorted Dressing
Pesto Penne Pasta Salad
Three Bean Salad
Assorted Dinner Roll with Butter
Fresh Brewed Coffee
White 10" China Plates and Stainless Steel Flatware
Decorated Buffet and Beverage Table
Linen Napkin for each guest

See you there!


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

Sign up early to secure a spot!

For full info on the Barcroft High Altitude Star Party, click here.

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

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

3:00pm to 7:00pm every Friday &
Immediately after month EAS lecture meetings

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

Volunteer librarians are needed to expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact Don Saito at donsaito@yahoo.com