Membership in Southern Oregon Skywatchers is only $20 per year, and provides a number of great benefits:

  • Helps pay for our club liability insurance for our Star Party observing site
  • Membership to the Astronomical League
  • Get a $20 gift certificate at Woodland Hills Telescope
  • Get a discounted subscription to Sky and Telescope magazine
  • Exclusive access to the club's extensive Astronomy lending library

Joining is simple - just see our Treasurer Tom Peterson at the next club meeting, and he'll sign you up.

North Medford Planetarium Meeting Site

 

 

Summer Observing Site Driving Directions:
The Summer Observing Site is at the rock quarry on Upper Shale City Road, off Dead Indian Memorial Rd east of Ashland.  It is a windy road and take about 20-30 minutes to get to the site from Ashland.

Directions from Interstate 5:
Take Ashland Exit 14
From the overpass, proceed East (away from town) on Ashland St. (Hwy. 66)
Proceed on Highway 66 for 1/2 mile to the Ashland Municipal Airport
Turn Left on Dead Indian Memorial Road
Follow Dead Indian Road up to mile marker #13
Turn left on (Upper) Shale City Road; the road is narrow, but paved
Follow Shale City Road for 1/2 mile
Look for a dirt driveway on the right -- this is the driveway onto the site
Follow the driveway

 Getting onto Dead Indian Memorial Highway.

Getting onto Dead Indian Memorial Highway.

 Turn off to the left just after mile mark 13.

Turn off to the left just after mile mark 13.