Welcome to the Everett Astronomical Society

Links to Other Clubs


Aldrich Astronomical Society - Aldrich Astronomical Society is a central Massachusetts-based organization of amateur astronomers who have united to promote their mutual interest in observational astronomy ("stargazing") and telescope making. Members meet on a regular basis to conduct Sky Viewing sessions (weather permitting) and informal lectures or discussions of current events and topics in astronomy, space science, telescopes, and telescope making.
Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) - The BPAA is a non-profit amateur astronomy organization, located in Bainbridge Island, Washington. We have constructed and operate the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.
Boeing Employees Astronomical Society (BEAS) - BEAS holds regular monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Oxbow Activity Center. Oxbow is located in the 9-150 building just west of the Duwamish River and south of the Developmental Center at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.
Cowichan Valley StarFinders Astronomy Club - The Cowichan Valley StarFinders Astronomy Club meets once a month. Duncan is located on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The members range in age from twelve to seventy-something and have a wide variety of interests including binocular observing, big telescope observing (the 'faint and fuzzies'), mirror making, telescope building, CCD and film imaging, and space exploration. The members hold information seminars in local malls, give lectures on things astronomical, organize star parties and evening observing sessions for elementary school students, teachers and parents. A telescope loaner program is in place to allow elementary school teachers free access to a telescope on a monthly basis with club members providing assistance as required. We have a monthly observing night for members and guests at a local dark sky site. We meet to share ideas and information, go on field trips to interesting places and to enjoy the social side of our hobby. An extensive library of resource materials is available as well as telescopes which members may borrow. We have close ties with other astronomy groups on Vancouver Island including the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Victoria Centre, the Mid Island Astro Observers of Nanaimo, and Pearson College of the Pacific located at Sooke. In July of each year the StarFinders hold the Island Star Party. This is a fun weekend open to the public with participants from all over North America attending. Included are lectures, prizes, activities for the young, and many telescopes for everyone to enjoy the night sky.

Eastside Astronomical Society - Located in Bellevue, the Eastside Astronomical Society and Friends of the Library is a small group astronomy enthusiasts. They are very casual, with meetings 10 months of the year taking off July and August, a nod to our origins with Bellevue Community College Planetarium. We have done so for over 30 years. Our meetings are held in Bellevue Libraries with speakers, demonstrations, and other content in our meetings. They have star parties in Kelsey Creek Park.

PO Box 7482
Bellevue, WA 98008-7482

Eugene Astronomical Society - Eugene Astronomical Society is a group of dedicated amateurs, sharing amongst themselves and the public the science and fun of astronomy.

Fraser Valley (BC) Astronomers Society
- The Fraser Valley Astronomers Society , is a non-profit organization. It is the societies intention to bring education and awareness to the general public through lectures, slide presentations, mirror making, as well as telescope construction. The society has made itself known throughout the educational system here in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Teaching children and parents alike about our neighboring Solar System, Sun and the Stars beyond.
Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Founded in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting astronomy in Hawaii. HAS is affiliated with the Western Amateur Astronomers. Membership is open to all.
Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS) - ICAS of Washington state is a group dedicated to general astronomy, education within local schools and civic groups, encouragement for public appreciation of the field, as well as our own pleasure for the art and science of observing. We host monthly club and public star parties. Our monthly meetings draw people from Whidbey and Fidalgo islands, Mt Vernon and other local areas. We attend major star parties within Washington and Oregon. We would welcome others from our area to participate by attending our meeting on the third Monday of each month at the First United Methodist Church, 10500 Ireland St, Oak Harbor, WA . We generally hold two star parties each month, one for club members and the other for the general public. Please see the calendar for specific dates.

Magic Valley Astronomical Society
- The Magic Valley Astronomical Society meets every 2nd Saturday of the month 7PM at the College of Southern Idaho, Herrett Center classroom in Twin Falls, Idaho. A public star party follows at 8:30pm. The nearest weekend closest to the new moon, we have a Dark Sky Night away from city lights at the Jerome Rod & Gun Club. See our official Web site for directions. Each June and September we help host the Craters of the Moon Star Party, held at the Craters of the Moon National Monument between Arco and Carey, Idaho.
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The Mount Kobau Astronomical Society sponsors the annual Mount Kobau Star Party. To find out more about the society contact them at:
PO Box 20119 TCM
Kelowna, BC
Jim Failes, President Ph. (250) 861-8277 Evenings & Weekends (250) 763-6962
E-mail: eij@bcinternet.com

Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club
- Night Sky 45 is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public. The name refers to our preferred subject to view and Salem's location on the 45th parallel (latitude). Membership is open to anybody interested in astronomy and the night sky, regardless of experience or knowledge. Ownership of a telescope is not a requirement for membership. Night Sky 45 was formed primarily as a viewing club, allowing people who share an interest in astronomy and related topics to join with others to share knowledge and observing experiences. While not a requirement for membership, we encourage members to share their interests and knowledge with members of the local community to further the enjoyment and understanding of astronomy and related topics. Come share the magic of the universe with us.

NorthWest Astronomy Group
- The Northwest Astronomy Group (NWAG) is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1980 with the goal of building an observatory to be used by amateurs for both research and education. We are lucky to be in an area that has a large number of high-tech companies where we can draw on technology as well as people with background that are needed to put this kind of project together. Many of the members of NWAG have either designed or helped design much of the new technology that will be used in the projects. The observatories will be available to anyone wishing to be involved in a research project. This will include schools, clubs, planetariums, and societies that are not classed as professional.
Okanagan Astronomical Society - Founded in 1991, the Okanagan Astronomical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of amateur astronomy. Centered in Penticton BC, some 320 miles to the north east of Everett on Hwy 97, our mission is to provide opportunities for self development and education in astronomy and related disciplines through a variety of resources including books, speakers and hands-on projects. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy; from novice to seasoned observer. Come join us and benefit from the knowledge and experience of both amateur and professional astronomers.
Olympic Astronomical Society - The Olympic Astronomical Society (O.A.S.) is comprised of ordinary, everyday people, (well, maybe some are not so ordinary) who have interests ranging from the very technical to just plain old-fashioned star gazing. You do not need a telescope or binoculars to be a member. All that is required is a fascination with the night sky and a thirst to learn more about the wonders of our Universe. Our membership is comprised of the very young to the very mature and experienced. All of our events and outings are oriented toward the family.
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Prince George Centre - We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of astronomy and science in Prince George and the neighboring Northern Canadian communities. The PG Centre meets on the last Wednesday of the month from August to November and January to May at the Observatory from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Topics of discussion include astronomy viewing tips, constellations, star charts, photography and much more (oh yea don't forget the coffee and hot chocolate!). The meetings are informal and visitors are welcome. The interests of our members define the club's astronomical activities. They include such things as: Evening Observing, Astronomy Workshops, CCD Astrophotography, 35mm Astrophotography, Observatory Tours, Solar Viewing,  Supernovae Search, Telescope Making, Public Presentations, Astronomy Education, Near Earth Asteroid Observations, Astronomy Videos, Slide Shows, Software Development, Image Processing, Messier Hunts, Variable star Photometry, fund raising, and building the Observatory.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) - Okanagan (BC) Centre - RASC members are from many countries and from all walks of life. Members receive the OBSERVER'S HANDBOOK (published in September for the next calendar year), and the bimonthly JOURNAL of the RASC, which contains review articles, research papers on historical and contemporary topics, education notes, general notes of astronomical interest, book reviews, news items concerning the Society and its Centres, informal articles, and letters. Also included in the membership is Canada's popular bimonthly astronomy magazine SkyNews. Members meet in Kelowna at the Okanagan University College North Campus (2nd Tuesday of each month), and in Vernon at the Interior Space and Science Centre (last Wednesday of each month). Centre meetings are monthly, excluding July and August. Members hold scheduled observing sessions on a monthly (or more frequent) basis, weather permitting. There are currently four observing sites, Goudie Rd. (off hwy. 33), the North Glenmore Sportsfield, the "Purdue Ranch", or the Thunder Mountain Raceway. The Okanagan Centre has two telescopes available for use by Centre members.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) - Vancouver (BC) Centre - The Vancouver Centre, like most R.A.S.C. Centres, has a membership consisting of a mixture of amateur and professional astronomers. We have been growing steadily and currently have about 300 members. Our mandate is the "advancement of astronomy" and that includes meeting together to discuss astronomical subjects, helping each other with techniques, introducing newcomers to the hobby, and public education through presentations and "star parties", etc. Visitors are welcome to attend most of our meetings, which are free. They held in the downstairs auditorium of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, on the second Tuesday of every month.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) - Victoria (BC) Centre - Victoria Centre was formed in 1914 and quickly developed into one of the largest Centres in the country. Professional astronomers frequently appear as guest speakers at RASC monthly meetings. During the summer months, Victoria Centre amateurs assist as volunteers at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory during public observing sessions on Saturday evenings. An extensive library is maintained by the Centre. Books may be borrowed free of charge by members. Telescopes can also be borrowed by members. The Centre has a good selection of various sizes, all of them portable and capable of being carried in a car. Besides the regular monthly meetings, the Centre reaches out to schools and youth movements with the objective of furthering education in science and astronomy. The local members have a wide range of interests and are happy to share their knowledge and expertise with others. Some of their talents include astrophotography (film and digital), telescope making, variable star observing, planetology, stellar evolution and cosmology.
Rose City Astronomers (Portland) - In partnership with OMSI the RCA supports educational activities such as public star parties, telescope making workshops, Astronomy Day and other celestial events and gatherings.

Seattle Astronomical Society
- The Seattle Astronomical Society is an organization created and sustained by people who share a common interest in the observational, educational, and social aspects of amateur astronomy. Established in 1948, the SAS is a diverse collection of over 200 individuals. A variety of programs and activities is presented by the SAS throughout the year. Monthly meetings feature speakers on a wide range of topics, from the Hubble Space Telescope to electronic imaging to personal observing experiences. The club holds public observing "star parties" at Green Lake every month, dark sky observing parties outside Seattle, plus such activities as meteor watches, public telescope and astronomy displays, National Astronomy Day, and an annual Awards Banquet.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers - We meet at 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings on odd-numbered months are held at the Science Works Museum in Ashland. Meeting on even-numbered months (except for June and August) are held at the North Medford High School Planetarium. Weather permitting, we also have star parties on the Saturday closest to the new moon. All our meetings and star parties are free of charge, and we welcome both newcomers and visitors.
Southwest Washington Astronomical Society - The Southwest Washington Astronomical Society, Inc. (SWWAS) is a non-profit club organized to promote the education and enjoyment of astronomy. The club sponsors a variety of formal and informal lectures, events and activities both for its members and for the public at large. Public meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month; September through June; at 7:30 P.M. in the large lecture hall at South Puget Sound Community College. Programs usually consist of such presentations as slide shows of observing events, a tour of the current night sky, telescope making tips and techniques, computer aided imaging, observing tips and techniques, equipment swap meets, etc. Meetings are geared toward both the novice and advanced amateur. Newcomers are encouraged to attend and join this enthusiastic group; geared toward all ages and levels of experience; who seek to expand their knowledge of our neighboring universes.

Spokane Astronomical Society
- The Spokane Astronomical Society is one of the oldest astronomy clubs in the United States. We are a nonprofit organization and a registered charity with the state of Washington and the federal government. Our members have a wide range of experience from beginners to professional astronomers. We conduct numerous star parties and astronomy related presentations for local schools, clubs and other organizations throughout the year as part our public outreach. Like most astronomy clubs, the SAS has a group of experienced amateur astronomers who are always willing to help those members new to the hobby. From locating objects in the sky to advice on which telescope or eyepiece to buy, these members can help. The SAS also has a very active Amateur Telescope Makers group. One of our members designed and built the world’s largest, portable amateur telescope! This scope is known as Hercules and has a primary mirror over 41 inches across! The club owns several telescopes, a modest library and other equipment that is available to members to use free of charge. Our dark sky observing site, located 30 miles south of Spokane, is an excellent place to escape the light pollution of the city. Star parties are scheduled each month weather permitting. These star parties are the best place to try out different telescopes and ask questions before buying one.
Squak Mt. Telescope Gang - The Squak Mountain Telescope Gang is a bunch of folks who get a kick out of looking into the sky. We enjoy viewing the cosmos, seeing such things as the various Star Clusters and the Nebulas scattered throughout the universe. Even though some of us do attend Astronomy meetings, we are no where near an Astronomy Society. We are more like a social group that enjoys going out and looking up there at the sights. Some of us own telescopes and others do not. Our name comes from Squak Mountain in Issaquah, Washington where the two of us live that accidentally started this group.
Tacoma Astronomical Society & Pettinger-Guiley Observatory - The Tacoma Astronomical Society is located in Washington state and draws members from greater Pierce County and beyond. TAS holds a monthly general meeting, every first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the University of Puget Sound--room 130, Thompson Hall. There is always an interesting and exciting astronomy related speaker or speakers at the meeting. The observatory is located at 6103 132 St. E in Puyallup, WA 98373.  The observatory houses the 15" Swanson Refractor Telescope. The Observatory is open to the public for observing (weather permitting) two Saturday evenings every month from 7:30pm until 10:30pm October 1 through March 31 and 9:00pm until Midnight April 1 through September 30. The observatory also has astronomy related programs given in the Moon Room, our multi-media entertainment facility. The shows start at 7:30pm and typically last less than an hour and are shown hourly throughout the evening.
Tri-City Astronomy Club - The TCAC is a non-profit organization for the advancement of amateur astronomy.  Our members volunteer their time, equipment, and knowledge of astronomy to the school systems and general public of Benton-Franklin Counties. We hold public night sky viewings at schools and local parks monthly from March thru October.  Our club meets monthly at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland at 1322 Kimball Ave. on the 3rd Thursday of the month, with the meeting starting at 7:30 pm.  Each month we feature a guest speaker.  You do not have to own a telescope to be a member, just an interest in astronomy is all that is needed.
Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers - The Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers are a loosely knit group of amateur astronomers from the Vancouver / Portland area dedicated to sharing a view of the heavens with literally anyone who is interested. Typically a "Star Party" is scheduled, most often in a school parking lot, (most often at Eisenhower Elementary parking lot on 9th Ave NW) and interested individuals are notified of the time and place. Sometimes a telescope or other equipment is demonstrated for the budding astronomer. Other times a general invitation to the public is advertised in "The Columbian", the Vancouver area newspaper, the time and place will be indicated in the FYI section for Community Events and clubs.
Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers (WACO) - Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers is a community based society dedicated to preserving the arts and skills of amateur astronomy. The society was created in 1988 for the purpose of making astronomy fun!
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Yakima Astronomical Society - The YAS Serves the Central Washington State area of the USA. The YAS. is active in the Yakima community, putting on public viewing sessions at Randall Park during the year in conjunction with the Yakima Parks Department and helping with astronomy education at many of the area schools. The club members also get together during the year for viewing sessions with their telescopes and attend many of the regional star parties. If you have an interest in astronomy or have a telescope and want to learn more about it, come join us. Our meetings are held on the the third Thursday of each month.