Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cut back on our activities, and at any outdoor public star party, we request all attendees be vaccinated, and wear masks and try and maintain social distancing. The Scotts Valley Water District Meeting Room is closed until further notice, so all club meetings since March 2020 have been via Zoom.


The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club serves all communities in Santa Cruz County, California and neighboring areas. Our emphasis is telescope observing, family participation, and public enjoyment of the wonders of the starry night. See the calendar below for our schedule...

We meet on the Second Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm, at the Santa Margarita Meeting Room at the Scotts Valley Water District Offices, and hold several star parties per month.

Meetings are via Zoom, announced on our SCAC-members email list.

We are currently looking for a new regular observing site, and trying out various others.

Various of our club members volunteer to provide a viewing experience to the public. We may randomly do sidewalk astronomy around the area, as well as occasional school and camp groups.

If you're thinking of coming to one of our viewing events, its always a good idea to check the club's email list for last minute updates.

To join our club, supply the information on this form, either printed with a check for the dues, or via email and paypal the dues to treasurer@astronomy.santa-cruz.ca.us

Mail Lists

The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club maintains an email list for its members. This list is used for announcements, event planning, and general discussions related to our club and Astronomy.

To subscribe to this list, or change your list options, visit the list information page