"The Mission Statement of the Southern Cross Astronmical Society, Inc., is to bring astronomy to the public through education, research and enjoyable free public events, free telescope observing, improve the status, understanding and enjoyment of amateur astronomy. We are edicated, by our legacy, to provide free lectures and presentations. We encourage research and pursue a respectful attitude to discourage light pollution. We believe a beautiful starlit sky belongs to everyone. “
Duke N.Dayton, Former SCAS President
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Registration Starts in August 2015
SCAS Public programs will not be scheduled at FIU May-August 2015. SCAS will resume Sept. 18th. Please check SCAS Hotline: 305-661-1375 for possible summer SCAS events at other locations.
We have a Star Party every Saturday at Bill Sadowski Park
Current Observation conditions at the Park - Star Party may get cancelled due to bad seeing conditions. Call Park office at 305-255-4767 for information.
Astrophotos from SCAS members
SCAS Congratulates the Winners of the Astrophotography Contest
Note: All other contest entries are located on this page
SCAS Stargazer events for the month of June 2015.
SCAS' Stargazer is now published on the last Satruday of the month in the Miami Herald's Tropical Life section.
Become a member of SCAS! Benefits include telescope loaners and access to our top of the line Redland Observatory. Learn more….
Comet Lovejoy continues moving northwest not far from the Pleiades. In February the comet will continue north between Andromeda and Perseus as it fades further, on its way to passing very close by Polaris late next May when it will be a mere 12th magnitude.
SCAS through the Years
SCAS president, Dr. Lester Shalloway has uncovered old pictures from SCAS archives. We have posted a slideshow of this amazing snapshot of SCAS history.