Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    NO GO
    Forecast is cloudy for tonight.

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.

    UF Astronomy and Astrophysics Society will be coming out to look for Lyrid Meteors


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608
    Register
    Moonrise is 6:56 pm.
    Sunset is 8:04 pm.
    Moon transits at 12:07 am

    Enjoy the park and walk through the gardens before the observing begins! No charge for AAC members.

    Register for more details about this annual event.

    Lisa Eager is the AAC point of contact for this event.
    Phone Number:  (352) 318-4074


    • 5 May 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 8 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606
    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium (Santa Fe College)!

    Speaker: James Albury, Planetarium director and co-host of the weekly TV show "Stargazers."

    No food or drinks allowed in the planetarium.



    Title: Spring Stars

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Presentation

    • 12 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • 4551 NE 110th Ave Bronson, FL
    Register

    Members and guest only event!

    Dr. Francisco Reyes has invited AAC's members and guest to a special Star Party at UF Rosemary Hill Observatory in Bronson.

    Sun sets at 8:13 pm. 

    Please arrive after 7:00 pm and 30 minutes before Sun sets to set telescopes. You may drive up to 30" dome or the 18" dome to setup scopes but must park in parking lot which is right of Dorm (Dorm on left side of street) or both sides of street (in grass/dirt) before Dorm. 

    Map
    Rosemary Hill Observatory

    • 9 Jun 2018
    • 8:25 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Public Presentation

    Speaker: Dr. Richard Hennig, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida


    Topic: TBD

    • 7 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Public Presentation

    Speaker: TBD

    Topic: TBD

    • 4 Aug 2018
    • 8:16 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606
    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium (Santa Fe College)!

    Speaker: James Albury, Planetarium director and co-host of the weekly TV show "Stargazers."

    No food or drinks allowed in the planetarium.



    Title: Summer Stars

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Presentation

    • 1 Sep 2018
    • 7:48 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.

    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 8 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • 4551 NE 110th Ave Bronson, FL
    Register

    Members and guest only event!

    Dr. Francisco Reyes has invited AAC's members and guest to a special Star Party at UF Rosemary Hill Observatory in Bronson.

    Sun sets at 7:43 pm. 

    Please arrive after 6:30 pm and 30 minutes before Sun sets to set telescopes. You may drive up to 30" dome or the 18" dome to setup scopes but must park in parking lot which is right of Dorm (Dorm on left side of street) or both sides of street (in grass/dirt) before Dorm. 

    Map
    Rosemary Hill Observatory

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Public Presentation

    Speaker: Dr. Howard Eskildsen, Primo Lunar and Solar Photographer, Alachua Astronomy Club


    Topic: TBD

    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Public Presentation

    Speaker: Sankalp Gilda

    Topic: TBD

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 6:58 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 5:33 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
    Register
    AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

    Free observing at Newberry Star Park. Residents of Newberry are invited to come out and join AAC members in observing the night sky.


    Event Alerts - Go / No Go email will be sent to registrants on morning of the event. You may also call (352) 389-1638 to hear a recorded Go / No Go message after 12 noon on day of the event.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606
    Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium (Santa Fe College)!

    Speaker: James Albury, Planetarium director and co-host of the weekly TV show "Stargazers."

    No food or drinks allowed in the planetarium.



    Title: Fall Stars

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
    7:45 - Presentation

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
    Register

    Over 1000 visitors are expected. Starry Night is one of the biggest outreach events of the year. 

    Volunteers with telescopes set up no later than 5:30pm.

    Only AAC members with telescopes may use the small parking area. Others will be turned away.


    Click map to enlarge.

Past events

20 Apr 2018 Camp Kids in the Woods
14 Apr 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Apr 2018 Hand Camp Star Gaze at Camp Crystal
10 Apr 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Apr 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
24 Mar 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
17 Mar 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
13 Mar 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Mar 2018 StarGaze @ Paynes Prairie
17 Feb 2018 GO: Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Feb 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
10 Feb 2018 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
20 Jan 2018 StarGaze @ Paynes Prairie
13 Jan 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
9 Jan 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
16 Dec 2017 Star Party at the Cheney/Marcoux Residence
9 Dec 2017 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
29 Nov 2017 NASA Speaker at Newberry Public Library
18 Nov 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Nov 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Nov 2017 Event is GO - Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
27 Oct 2017 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Oct 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
23 Sep 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
12 Sep 2017 CANCELED AAC Public Meeting CANCELED
21 Aug 2017 Pop-Up Solar Eclipse Event
21 Aug 2017 Solar Eclipse Day at Santa Fe College and University of Florida
19 Aug 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
8 Aug 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
22 Jul 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Jul 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
7 Jul 2017 Creative B movie "Things to Come (1939)
24 Jun 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Jun 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
27 May 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
20 May 2017 NO GO - Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 May 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 May 2017 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
28 Apr 2017 Camp Kids in the Woods
22 Apr 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
15 Apr 2017 UF Astro Outreach at Ichetucknee Springs State Park
11 Apr 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
7 Apr 2017 O2B Kids
14 Mar 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
25 Feb 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Feb 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
4 Feb 2017 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
21 Jan 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Party
10 Jan 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
3 Dec 2016 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
19 Nov 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
10 Nov 2016 (DATE CHANGE!) AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
4 Nov 2016 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
29 Oct 2016 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
11 Oct 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
8 Oct 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
24 Sep 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
20 Sep 2016 UF Astronomy Public Talk
13 Sep 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 Aug 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Aug 2016 (CANCELLED) Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
6 Aug 2016 Girl Scout Leader Rally
29 Jul 2016 Occultation of Aldebaran by Waning Crescent Moon
28 Jul 2016 Join Slooh for the Annual Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower
12 Jul 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
2 Jul 2016 WEATHER CANCELLED Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jun 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Jun 2016 Youth Event (Newberry Area)
4 Jun 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 May 2016 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
10 May 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 May 2016 Transit of Mercury @ Santa Fe College
7 May 2016 Star Party @ Rosemary Hill Observatory
29 Apr 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County) - Rain Date
15 Apr 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County) - Postponed
12 Apr 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
9 Apr 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
30 Mar 2016 Great All-American AAC Refractor Shootout!
16 Mar 2016 (CANCELED) CSC After-School Activity
12 Mar 2016 WX CANCELED Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
8 Mar 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Mar 2016 GO - Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
1 Mar 2016 School Star Party (Levy County)
27 Feb 2016 St. Madeleine Parish (High Springs)
17 Feb 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County)
13 Feb 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Feb 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Feb 2016 WX CANCELLED - Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
19 Jan 2016 CSC After-School Activity
16 Jan 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jan 2016 CANCELED - School Star Party (Alachua County)
12 Jan 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
9 Jan 2016 CANCELLED - Star Party at the Kellys-Trenton, FL
15 Dec 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
12 Dec 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
5 Dec 2015 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
18 Nov 2015 CSC After-School Activity
14 Nov 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Nov 2015 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Nov 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Nov 2015 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
22 Oct 2015 CSC After-School Activity
20 Oct 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
17 Oct 2015 Big Shoals State Park - is a "GO"
13 Oct 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
27 Sep 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Moon Party
19 Sep 2015 International Observe the Moon Night
15 Sep 2015 CSC After-School Activity
12 Sep 2015 Stargate Observatory Star Party and Pot Luck Dinner
8 Sep 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
15 Aug 2015 (CANCELED) Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Aug 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
18 Jul 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jul 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
13 Jun 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Jun 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
23 May 2015 Newberry Star Park Garage Sale
16 May 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 May 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
12 May 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
2 May 2015 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
1 May 2015 Youth Outreach Program (Alachua County)
25 Apr 2015 Community Outreach Star Party (High Springs)
24 Apr 2015 Youth Outreach (Alachua County)
18 Apr 2015 WX CANCELED Star Party @ NSP
14 Apr 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Apr 2015 Energy Whiz Expo
2 Apr 2015 School Star Party (Levy County School)
21 Mar 2015 Big Shoals State Park
10 Mar 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
23 Feb 2015 School Star Party -- Cancelled
21 Feb 2015 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
10 Feb 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Feb 2015 Solar Program at the Cade
5 Feb 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
27 Jan 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
24 Jan 2015 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
17 Jan 2015 Star Party at the Kellys-Trenton, FL
13 Jan 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
9 Dec 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County)
6 Dec 2014 Holiday Party (RSVP)
3 Dec 2014 After-School Event
14 Nov 2014 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
11 Nov 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
25 Oct 2014 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Oct 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
27 Sep 2014 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
26 Sep 2014 Outreach Youth Group Star Party (Alachua County)
9 Sep 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Sep 2014 International Observe the Moon Night
23 Aug 2014 Star Party at the Kelly's
12 Aug 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
26 Jul 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
8 Jul 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
28 Jun 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
13 Jun 2014 Millhopper Library Fun Friday
10 Jun 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
31 May 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
13 May 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 May 2014 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
8 May 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 025)
3 May 2014 KidFest
26 Apr 2014 Stargate Observatory Star Party Live Oak, FL
25 Apr 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County School)
8 Apr 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
3 Apr 2014 School Star Party (Levy County - 208)
29 Mar 2014 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
11 Mar 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Mar 2014 School Star Party (Levy County - 208)
27 Feb 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 013)
11 Feb 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
1 Feb 2014 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
23 Jan 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 021)
14 Jan 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 Jan 2014 O2B Kids
4 Jan 2014 Star Party at the McLain's Moonstruck Observatory
7 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
5 Dec 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School Star Party
27 Nov 2013 Gainesville Country Club Outreach
21 Nov 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School
15 Nov 2013 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
12 Nov 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
2 Nov 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
12 Oct 2013 International Observe the Moon Night
10 Oct 2013 Hidden Oak Elementary School
8 Oct 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
5 Oct 2013 Stargate Observatory Star Party in Live Oak, FL
10 Sep 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
7 Sep 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
13 Aug 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 Aug 2013 Cowboys and the Cosmos
10 Aug 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
16 Jul 2013 ATM Meeting
9 Jul 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Jul 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
11 Jun 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
8 Jun 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
21 May 2013 ATM Meeting
18 May 2013 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
16 May 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School Outreach
14 May 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
11 May 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
9 May 2013 ATM Meeting
16 Apr 2013 ATM Meeting
13 Apr 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
9 Apr 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Apr 2013 Hickory Ranch Star Party
5 Apr 2013 AstroPOL (Astronomy Public Outreach Lecture)
3 Apr 2013 Public lecture by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
16 Mar 2013 Boy Scouts Merit Badge
12 Mar 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
9 Mar 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
28 Feb 2013 Norton Elementary Star Party
22 Feb 2013 Moon Over Melrose
21 Feb 2013 Williston Elementary Star Party
16 Feb 2013 Star Party at NSP
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