"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
Wolf Moon Star Party
Wolf Moon Star Party on Friday February 6 at 7 till 10 p.m. at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 Southwest 187 Avenue, Homestead. Free admission to the special event includes moonlit tram rides in the Park, campfire, pet the big white Arctic Wolf, light refreshments at low cost, and the Southern Cross high-tech equipment arranged in the dark outback to view Comet Lovejoy, Orion's Nebula, Venus, Jupiter, Wolf Moon, star clusters and more! 305-247-5727.
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Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy- Photo taken from SCAS D’Auria Observatory by Tim Khan
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.