Photo Credit: Phil Hart

SCAS CELEBRATES

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ASTRONOMY OUTREACH & PUBLIC EDUCATION IN SOUTH FLORIDA

1922 - 2022

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

Omega Centauri: Russ Brick

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

Leo, Lion stalks the western horizon. Corvus, Crow leads Spica, Virgo the Spring Maiden lower in the SW. Bright Arcturus, a red giant star. sparkles in the west. The Big Dipper swings into the NW. Huge Scorpius crawls across the south closely followed by the Sagittarian Teapot (center of our Milky Way Galaxy). Hercules leads Vega, in Lyra the Harp and the vast Summer Triangle toward the Zenith. Cygnus, Swan soars within the Triangle. The Royal Family appears on the NNE horizon. The Summer Milky Way arches from the south to the Triangle in NE.

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Winter Star Party

The 39h Annual Winter Star Party dates are set: Feb.. 13TH to Feb. 19th, 2023. 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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