The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Olson Hall, Room 120 at the University of the Pacific at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome.

    A monthly star party is usually held on a Saturday near a new moon.

Coming Up     [view SAS Sky Calendar  (104.6KB PDF file) July 2015]

Wednesday, July 1 -- Full Moon
Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 pm -- Regular Meeting of SAS  in Olson Hall, Room 120, at UOP
Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 am -- ATM Workshop
Saturday, July 11 at sunset -- Highway 4 Star Party
Wednesday, July 15 -- New Moon
Saturday, July 18 at sunset -- High Altitude Star Party
Friday, July 24 at 8:30 pm -- Sky Tours at Delta College -- (Athletic-1 parking lot)
Saturday, July 25 at 8:15 pm -- Public Star Party at Oak Grove Regional Park
Friday, July 31 -- Full Moon

Saturday, August 15 -- Annual Potluck Picnic and Star Party

SAS News

SAS July 9th Meeting

Stockton Astronomical Society presents

Chuck Pullen  

From the American Association of Variable Star Observers

Chuck Pullen teaches astronomy at Sierra College, Rocklin California. An AAVSO member since 1998, he is a skilled CCD and Visual observer. His observational interests includes multimode cepheids, Gamma Ray Bursts, Supernova, RR Lyrae stars, and robotic observatory design and construction.

He has developed numerous PowerPoint tutorials on variable star observation techniques, the AAVSO/NASA Gamma Ray Burst Network, and other issues that are featured on the AAVSO Web Page and have been downloaded thousands of times.

(Biography from

What's to See Tonight

Astronomy in the News

Thinking of Buying a Star?

California's First Astronomical Observatory

Picture of the Day

Weather Information

From the US Naval Observatory

From NASA Space Place Program

The Stockton Astronomical Society (SAS) was founded as a non-profit California corporation to foster interest in and promote the general knowledge of astronomy and related sciences.

Member: International Dark-Sky Association
Member: Astronomical Association of Northern California
Member: Night Sky Network

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