International Observe the Moon Night - October 9, 2021 – Join us at Redmond Ball Field in Buckeye, AZ, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a celebration of the one night set aside each year to observe, appreciate and understand our Moon and its connection to planetary science. This is a public event so be sure to bring your friends, neighbors and family! Registration required - 100 attendees maximum!
Starry Night at Sundance – October 16, 2021 - This is a private event for Sundance Adult Community residents only. Special conditions apply including pre registration. Restricted to the first 50 residents. The community organizer will publish the time and location.
Monthly Membership Meeting - October 17, 2021 – This will be the first in-person Business Meeting of the membership. It will be conducted at the Center-On-Main in Verrado from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm.
Following an update of the club’s events and administrative matters, a presentation will be made by Dr. Doug Walker, the Association’s Chief Education Officer. The subject matter will be finalized soon.
Canta Mia Star Party - October 24, 2021 - This is a private event for Canta Mia residents only. Special conditions apply including pre-registration. The community organizer will publish event details.
Solar System, Stellar & Galactic Astronomy - November 2, 3, & 4, 2021. This will be a three day class conducted by Dr. Doug Walker. Non member cost will be $25 / member cost $20.
Class size restricted to 25.
Monthly Membership Meeting - November 13, 2021 – This will be the second in-person Business Meeting of the membership. The plan will be to have the meeting virtual as well. The in-person meeting will be conducted at the Center-On-Main in Verrado from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. A presentation is planned with a guest speaker (TBD).
Verrado - Victory Star Party – November 17, 2021 - This is a private event for Victory Adult Community residents only. Special conditions apply including pre-registration. Restricted to the first 50 residents. The community organizer will publish the time and location.
Lunar Eclipse - November 19, 2021 – A pre-eclipse event will be planned for earlier at the Center-On-Main from 7pm – 8pm. The eclipse will occur early the next morning. Location and setup time pending.
Monthly Membership Meeting - January, 2022. Date, location, time and guest speaker to be determined.
None scheduled at this time.
Buckeye SciTech Festival - February 19 & 20, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Event Location: Buckeye Municipal Airport - 3000 S. Palo Verde Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326. The Astronomy Association will be providing hands-on educational activities, including solar telescope viewings.
Verrado Annual Founders Day Picnic - March/April 2022 – Astronomy Association will be participating as it as done in previous years. Specific date, time and location to be determined by Verrado.
Grand Canyon Star Party - June 18 to 25, 2022 – Astronomy Association will be participating with the Grand Canyon National Park with approximately 15-20 telescopes for the week. Members interested in attending should make reservations for a place to stay immediately. 9,000 people attended the event at the last in-person event in 2019 and more are expected in 2022. Here is a link for more information:
The first part of the website presents the 2021 Virtual Star Party. Information on the 2022 Grand Canyon Star Party follows.