"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
SCAS Vice President Tim Khan attended Chiefland's Star party last week and presented a primer on the topic of “Flats and Flat fielding”. This primer is a must-read for all those interested in astrophotography. You can download his Powerpoint presentation here.
ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE CALENDARS FOR SALE
Place your order Barbyager@aol.com for beautiful large 2016 Astronomy Magazine calendars with NASA photos. Great for Holiday gifts! $8.00 ea. cash or check.
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.
Special event: FIU WINTER STAR PARTY
Friday, December 4th FIU Astros will host their annual event 8-10 p.m. for music, munchies, astronomy update, prizes in the FIU Physics lecture hall CP-145 and the Stocker AstroScience Center. A wonderful way to end the semester.
For both events, park in the campus garage, in faculty/visitor spaces, west side of SW 109 Ave./SW 8 St. Walk across the patio directly to CP-145.
Solar Eclipse 2017 news
Order your Solar Eclipse Glasses from the Astronomical League
Get ready for the North American Great Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 2:31PM. Eclipse will be 90% visible in Florida in 100% in South Carolina.
Download flyer here
Astrophotos from SCAS members
SCAS Congratulates the Winners of the Astrophotography Contest
Note: All other contest entries are located on this page
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.