The Williamson County Astronomy Club serves the Williamson County and North Austin (Texas) suburban corridor including the communities of Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Jollyville, Leander, Liberty Hill, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Sun City, and Taylor.
We are a small, informal club with a diverse membership of all ages who share an interest in astronomy and the space sciences. Our goals are to further the knowledge of and interest in astronomy within our community while enjoying the wonders of the universe. Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings. Please feel free to join us and share our common interest.
December 3, 2020 -- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Book Report - American Eclipse"
Club member Jim Reimund will review this book. The book's subtitle is "A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World." It is the story of an 1878 total solar eclipse that inspired America. The story features Thomas Edison, Maria Mitchell, James Craig Watson, and a planet called Vulcan. The book is the winner of the 2018 AIP Science Communication Award in Science Writing.
See Meeting Programs page for scheduled meetings for the remainder of 2020.
The club is currently holding Online Meetings only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Email us if you wish to join a meeting.
Meetings usually include informal discussions, club announcements, and one or more presentations covering some aspect of astronomy or space science. See the Meeting Format page
Membership is open to those of all ages with an interest in astronomy or the space sciences. We do not charge dues or membership fees. Visitors are always welcome at meetings.
Monthly Meeting Programs, Private Observing Outings, and Public Outreach Observing (Suspended until further notice; see Public Activities page).
The Williamson County Astronomy Club has been a proud member of the International Dark-Sky Association. Please consider donating to this organization to help keep the glories of the night sky available to as many as possible.