Astronomy Club

Welcome to the Astronomy Club at UC Davis!

We hold different events and activities throughout the year, all of which are open to the public!

To join, add yourself to the Announce email list on our website (http://ucdastronomyclub.com) or like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/astronomyclubucd)

Club Meetings:

Our events are put on by the Astronomy club officers and if you'd like to help plan or have some input or ideas, please come to our club meetings, which are usually held thrice a quarter. Elections for officers are at the end of Spring Quarter.

Activities Include:

Public Viewing Nights (Various Friday nights, Weather permitting)

Members of the club also help out at Solar Viewings on Saturday mornings at the Farmer’s Market at Central Park

Camping Trips (usually to Mono Lake or Lake Tahoe in Fall and Spring)

Trips to Lick Observatory and Chabot Space and Science Center (Spring or Fall)

2016-2017 Contacts:

For general questions, contact: Jacob Lambeck: jblambeck@ucdavis.edu

For Public Viewings, contact: Larissa Schumacher: lschu@ucdavis.edu

For Special Events, contact: Maia Paddock: mcpaddock@ucdavis.edu

Astronomy Links:

If you are interested in doing a bit of amateur astronomy yourself, we suggest checking out these links to help get your started:

For general information about what you can currently see: www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/

A good starting point if you are interested in astrophotography: http://www.cctvcameraworld.com/astrophotography-beginners-guide.html

An articles to help steer you in the right direction for purchasing equipment: http://www.space.com/18916-telescope-buying-advice-binoculars.html