**SDAA 2018 Banquet**

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Where: Handlery Hotel & Resort
Speaker: David Reitze, Professor of physics at the University of Florida and Executive Director of LIGO:

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Banquet Information and Door Prizes
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The San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) is a non-profit educational organization established and incorporated in 1963. The purpose of the SDAA is to further the education of its members and the general public in the subjects of astronomy and the related space and physical science, and to increase public awareness and enjoyment of these sciences. MORE...


Why not become a contributing member of one of the largest and most active amateur astronomical associations in the United States. All members of the SDAA receive an informative monthly newsletter. As an added benefit, subscription to Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Odyssey magazines, along with books, sky charts, etc., are available to members at substantial discounts. MORE...

Outreach: Outreach

The SDAA holds regularly scheduled activities and various educational Outreach events . A monthly lecture Program and general meeting is presented for its members and the public at Mission Trails Regional Park. "Star Parties" are held for schools and youth groups, and members meet monthly at Mission Trails Regional Park for presentations and public stargazing.  MORE..


Public Star Parties are held during the dark of the moon at Tierra del Sol, the Association's dark-sky observing site in rural East San Diego County. The Club 22" Lipp Ritchey-Chretien reflector is available for club members and hosted during Public Star Parties for visitors. Plus, the Observatory Director periodically hosts a training class for the Club scope. MORE...

Julian Starfest
Our annual star party and astronomy exhibition held on new moon weekend each August in the dark skies of Julian, CA, amongst the grape vines and apple orchards of the Menghini Winery.
For more go to JulianStarfest.com

Tierra del Sol Clear Sky Chart


Promising the Sun, the Moon and the Stars...
...and delivering!