WE ARE ASTRONOMERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA

The mission of the Southern Cross Astronomical Society is to improve the awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of astronomy.

We are dedicated to making astronomy available to the public by providing free telescope observing, educating through lecture presentations, encouraging research, and promoting a respectful attitude about light pollution, because a beautiful starlit sky belongs to everyone.

- Duke N. Dayton, Former SCAS President

Covered and ready for a long night of imaging
SCAS President Russ Brick & WSP DirectorTim Khan
Joe Halderman..volunteer and science fiction writer

Local Events

SCAS REOPENS THE D'AURIA OBSERVATORY EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT STARTING JULY 1OTH. THE OBSERVATORY HOURS ARE 6 PM TO 10 PM. BILL SADOWSKI PARK REOPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th. MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE AS PER CDC RECOMMENDATIONS OTHERWISE IT IS AT YOUR DISCRETION WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

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Stargazer

Hercules leads Vega, in Lyra, and the vast Summer Triangle lower in the west. Cygnus, Swan becomes the Northern Cross within the Triangle. .Draco, Dragon lingers in the NW. The Royal Family reigns in the north: King Cepheus, Queen Cassiopeia, daughter Andromeda carries our closest galaxy, and Perseus, Hero. The Great Square of Pegasus lies overhead. Jupiter & Saturn in Capricornus SW. Fomalhaut twinkles low in the south below Neptune in Aquarius. Grus, Crane stretches its starry neck above the SW horizon. Cetus, Whale swims across the SE. Aries, Ram brings Uranus higher in the east.

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Winter Star Party

The 38th Annual Winter Star Party dates are set: Jan 31st to Feb. 6th, 2022. Registration is open The Winter Star Party "WSP" is a serious event designed for amateur astronomers. WSP is held annually, usually during the new moon in February. The event is unique in that it occurs mid-winter during the height of the Florida Keys tourist season. 2020 Winter Star Party Recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV4N7N5c78o

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