The ASP is a nonprofit organization with diverse programs, workshops, events and public activities — culminating with our Annual Meeting which takes place in a different city each year. We welcome volunteers to help us with logistics, trainings, administration, fundraising, marketing, and outreach. Please send us an email and tell us about your interests, as well as how your background might fit with our needs. Whether you are in the San Francisco Bay Area or another part of the U.S., we are happy to explore potential volunteer opportunities with you.
We'll collect the most interesting astronomy-related posts from a variety of sources and re-publish them here on our website. Check back often, or follow us through social media to see the latest posts! Our first post is by Executive Director Linda Shore, who talks about two of her passions, astronomy and baseball. Start reading here.
- On Thursday, October 23, 2014, most of the United States and Canada will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun. To find out why the eclipse is happening, when to watch for it, and how to watch it safely, check out these fact sheets: one for San Francisco Bay Area viewers, one for viewers across the United States. There is also a list of organizations in the Bay Area doing eclipse viewing.
- The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the Board of Directors: Gibor Basri, Pamela Gay, and Philip Sadler. Read more here.