Notice: Site maintenance on Thursday, February 11th 2016!

The AAS website will be transitioning to a new layout on Thursday. As this is a major update, when we do launch, we expect the website to be unreachable for approximately 24 to 48 hours as the updated domain information replicates across Internet servers. During that time, you will still be able to reach member and registration services by visiting the following linkhttps://austinastro.wildapricot.org

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2016 Star Party Dates

The dates for 2016 Star Parties at Eagle Eye Observatory are now available. 

 Month  Members  Public
 January  9  30
 February  6  27
 March  5  12
 April  9  30
 May 7 21
 June 4 25
 July 9 30
 August 6 13
 September 24 10
 October 8 1
 November 5 19
 December 3 17


Texas Night Sky Festival

The Texas Night Sky Festival will be held in Dripping Springs March 5th, from 2-10 PM at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. There will be activities for all ages: hands-on experiences; education, science, and art displays; the Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome-Star Show, solar observations, and so much more. 

The festival's Schedule of Activities has just been posted, along with their flyer.  Further details are at the Night Sky Festival website!



An AAS Thank You for Darin and Dana Koch

As some of you know, Darin and Dana Koch will be leaving the Austin area soon. Due to their many contributions over their long membership in AAS, the AAS General Assembly voted to confer lifetime memberships to the Koches. Darin and Dana received a presentation with a certificate and astronomical photo to remember their time in Austin with AAS. Thanks Darin and Dana, and happy travels!

2016 Star Party Dates

The initial dates for 2016 Star Parties at Eagle Eye Observatory are now available. 

 Month  Members  Public
 January  9  30
 February  6  27
 March  5  12
 April  9  30



Upcoming events

12 Feb 2016 7:30 PM (CST) • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
27 Feb 2016 6:00 PM (CST) • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory 16942 Ranch Rd 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
12 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (CST) • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory 16942 Ranch Rd 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
07 Apr 2016 5:30 PM (CDT) • 6401 N. Hampton Drive Austin, Texas 78723
30 Apr 2016 7:30 PM (CDT) • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory 16942 Ranch Rd 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
21 May 2016 7:45 PM (CDT) • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory 16942 Ranch Rd 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
25 Jun 2016 8:00 PM (CDT) • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory 16942 Ranch Rd 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
Austin Clear Sky Chart


Eagle Eye Observatory
Clear Sky Chart

Image of the Year - Michael Schaffer

"Home and Away"
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

The Sky This Month

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson’s Observing Targets for January.

January held the first meteor shower of the year (Quadrantids) and some interesting conjunctions with the moon. No worries if you missed these as January still has a lot to offer!

Get out and enjoy, just remember to bring a jacket this time, you might actually need it!

Solar System Events

Full Moon
Jan 24th
Conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter
Jan 28th
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn alignment
Jan 22nd through Feb 10th

Walk Among the Stars
Join the Austin Astronomical Society

Why should you join or renew your membership with Austin Astronomical Society (AAS)?

There’s so many reasons!




First Time Login for AAS Members

Enter the email address you use for AAS at top right of this page, then click the box marked “Forgot Password” (even though you don't have one yet!). An email message will be sent to you with a password, which you can then use to enter the member's section of this website. You can change your password to one of your choosing simply by clicking the “change password” line at the top right corner of each page. If you have any questions about this, please contact aas_treasurer@yahoo.com

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email: contactaas@austinastro.org

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