We offer the Rogue Valley community many types of fun events: monthly gatherings, star parties, telescope building, and more! We welcome newcomers and visitors to our meetings and star parties. All our meetings and programs are free of charge. Please check the Calendar for details on upcoming events:

  • Earth Day High Altitude Balloon Launch Noon, Saturday April 23rd at ScienceWorks. The launch and recovery were very successful. Here's a link to a video of the event: YouTube Launch Video
  • Southern Oregon Skywatchers is holding a Star Party at ScienceWorks in Ashland, in conjunction with the week-long ScienceWorks Astronomy Academy that ends Friday July 29th. The Academy attendees, ranging in age from 10-14, will be building their own Dobsonian scopes during the week, under the able tutelage of our own Dave Bloomsness. They will plan the Star Party, and then demonstrate their scopes Friday evening, starting at 8:30 PM. Club members are welcome to come and show their support, and bring their own scopes as well. We anticipate that the students will wrap up around 10:30 PM or so, but club members and the general public are welcome to stay longer, although the Museum will probably lock its doors at that time.

Image of the Month - The Pleiades