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Foothill Telescope is CLOSED

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19 and guidance from Bay Area health authorities regarding the hazards of public events in close quarters, PAS is canceling the Friday and Saturday public viewing sessions at Foothill Observatory starting this weekend (March 14/15) and continuing through the weekend of April 4/5, when we will reassess the situation.

March 11, 2020

 

 

The Peninsula Astronomical Society is a group of some 200 Bay Area astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Some members are professionally trained in astronomy, others are just starting and have never looked through a telescope before. One thing that we all have in common is an interest in the sky.

The PAS generally holds its meetings on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm, either on the campus of Foothill College (between San Jose and Palo Alto) in Los Altos Hills, or at the Los Altos Public Library. Each meeting features a speaker (or speakers) bringing us up to date on different topics in astronomy. The public is welcome to attend these meetings; there is no charge to attend.  Note, however, that there is a $3 charge for parking at Foothill College - visitor parking permits are available from the machines in the parking lots.  Please do not park in spaces marked "Staff" - you will be ticketed!

As part of its commitment to bringing astronomy to the public, the Peninsula Astronomical Society operates the Foothill College Observatory (click here for more information). The Observatory is staffed by members of the society who volunteer to conduct the regularly scheduled public programs.

In addition to operating the Foothill Observatory, the PAS has its own observatory in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. This location has AC power and room for members to set up their own telescopes at our monthly star parties. This site is also the home of the society's 12" telescope, available for member use after a checkout.

For informaton about membership in the PAS, click here.


PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING AND LECTURE

 

NO CLUB MEETING IN MARCH 2020

Also, No PAS Board Meeting in March

 


 

Originally scheduled for March 13th, 2020 at 7:30pm

 at Foothill College, Room 5015

12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA.

 

Details:
We were not able to confirm a speaker for our March meeting, and we are concerned about the ongoing and evolving situation regarding COVID-19.  As a result we made the decision to cancel our March meeting.   

 

Next Meeting: 

We hope to be able to hold our next monthly meeting scheduled for April 10.  We will update the status of that meeting as the time gets closer.

 

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