Mission Statement of the Eastbay Astronomical
Eastbay Astronomical Society is committed to the promotion of
a greater community interest and participation in the science
of astronomy and to the dissemination of technical and scientific
information on the subject.
A principal method for accomplishing this goal is to participate
actively in programs to teach the principles of astronomy, as
well as an awareness of the night sky, to children of the San
Francisco Bay Area in cooperation with other organizations.
The Society also is committed to offering technical assistance
in operating and maintaining the instruments and equipment of
the Chabot Space & Science Center, of whose parent Joint
Powers Agreement it is a member.
The Society is determined to express its leadership among organizations
with similar goals by taking an active role in sponsoring such
key programs as the lessening of light pollution.
The Society will endeavor to serve its members by providing a
forum for the discussion of matters of interest in the fields
of astronomy, space sciences, earth sciences, and meteorology.
It will encourage its members in their individual accomplishments
in pursuit of astronomy-related goals, such as astrophotography,
optics, observing, education and community service.