San Antonio Astronomical Association invites you to share the wonder and excitement of astronomy.
The members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association enjoy exploring, observing, and learning about the objects in our solar system and beyond. We want to share our experience with you. From beginner to professional astronomer, with or without a telescope, we invite you to join us in this exciting and rewarding endeavor.
SAAA in the Community
We will be waking to a Total Lunar Eclipse on the morning of 8 October. Don’t miss your chance to see the last Total Lunar … Continue reading
Astronomy Day at Solar Fest 2014
This fall the San Antonio Astronomical Association will be celebrating Astronomy Day at Solar Fest 2014. Come on out an join us for some solar observing.
This year’s Solar Fest will be held at the William R. Sinkin ECO Centro on the San Antonio College campus on Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Willima R. Sinkin ECO Centro is located at 1802 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, 78212. [Map]
Solar Fest is presented by Solar San Antonio, who invites the community to its free, annual event to learn about solar energy and living green.
Homeowners will have the opportunity to interact directly with solar installers and other green building and home improvement professionals.
A wide range of environmental organizations and sustainable vendors will be present. Schools will show off their latest solar projects and visitors can check out various electric vehicles.
Visitors can also take home a free tree, enjoy the HEB-sponsored Kid’s Zone, and grab some food from the CPS Energy Food Truck Alley.
Children can learn about solar through a UV bead bracelet making activity organized by the San Antonio Children’s Museum or by racing solar cars from Solar San Antonio.
Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in San Antonio on 8 October
We will be waking to a Total Lunar Eclipse on the morning of 8 October. Don’t miss your chance to see the last Total Lunar Eclipse this year!
Local times for eclipse in San Antonio on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.
This eclipse is in progress during moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in San Antonio.
SAAA Monthly Meeting
We’re sad to report that there will be no July meeting of the SAAA.
“Why?” you are asking. Well let me tell you. The San Antonio Astronomical Association is hosting the 2014 Astronomical League Convention at the San Antonio Airport Hilton, July 10th through 12th as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. That’s right, the SAAA formed in July 1974 and held its first meeting in August 1974.
Come on out to ALCon 2014 San Antonio and attend the myriad of lectures on various topics of interest to the amateur and professional astronomer or just to meet astronomers from across the country. Feel free to join our astronomical conventioneers at the Riverwalk Friday evening.
No worries folks, we’ll be back in August with a great speaker.