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
SCAS REOPENS THE D'AURIA OBSERVATORY EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT STARTING JULY 1OTH. THE OBSERVATORY HOURS ARE 6 PM TO 10 PM MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE AS PER CCD RECOMMENDATIONS OTHERWISE IT IS AT YOUR DISCRETION WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF.Learn More
SCAS REOPENS THE D'AURIA OBSERVATORY EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT STARTING JULY 1OTH. THE OBSERVATORY HOURS ARE 6 PM TO 10 PM MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE AS PER CCD RECOMMENDATIONS OTHERWISE IT IS AT YOUR DISCRETION WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF. Here are some tips on how to maximize your time looking for meteors and fireballs during the shower: Get out of the city to a place where city and artificial lights do not impede your viewing If you are out viewing the shower during its peak, you will not need any special equipment. You should be able to see the shower with your naked eyes. Carry a blanket or a comfortable chair with you - viewing meteors, just like any other kind of stargazing is a waiting game, and you need to be comfortable. Plus, you may not want to leave until you can't see the majestic celestial fireworks anymore.Learn More
The 37th Annual Winter Star Party dates are set: Jan 31st to Feb. 6th 2022. Registran will open in September 2022. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV4N7N5c78oLearn More