Welcome to the ACL Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Events

  • Everyone is welcome to attend club meetings and star parties.
    If you are passing through town, have an interest in astronomy, or just want to look through a telescope, then please join us.

  • Star parties are weather-permitting events, and the number of club members attending can vary a great deal due to a variety of reasons. We can't guarantee you will find anyone there even if it's on our calendar. If you are participating for the first time, it is best to coordinate with a club member that is going.

  • Star Parties usually start just before sunset.

  • Star party etiquette should be followed as much as possible. Bright lights ruin night vision, so try to get there before it gets dark and use a red flashlight or keep flashlights off.

2021 Star Party Calendar (Download PDF)
3rd Qtr Moon New Moon 1st Qtr Moon
Jan 9, 2021 Jan 16, 2021 Jan 23, 2021
Feb 6, 2021 Feb 13, 2021 Feb 20, 2021
Mar 6, 2021 Mar 13, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
Apr 3, 2021 Apr 10, 2021 Apr 17, 2021
May 1, 2021 May 8, 2021 May 15, 2021
Jun 5, 2021 Jun 12, 2021 Jun 19, 2021
Jul 3, 2021 Jul 10, 2021 Jul 17, 2021
Jul 31, 2021 Aug 7, 2021 Aug 14, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 Sep 4, 2021 Sep 11, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 9, 2021 Oct 16, 2021
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 6, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Nov 27, 2021 Dec 4, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Star parties are held at the ACL observatory.

New moon star parties are sometimes also held at Figueroa Mtn. from March to October.
Check with an ACL member before going to Figueroa Mtn.