The Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. (AAC), located in Gainesville (county seat of Alachua County) in North Central Florida, USA, is a publicly supported, not for profit organization of people who enjoy looking at stars and planets and who love to communicate their excitement about the heavens to others. Visit Astronomy News to get important sky and astronomy news.

Members Only page contains a member directory and other information for the exclusive use of members.

If you're just starting out and would like to learn more, the New to Astronomy page can help you out. We encourage all persons interested in the moon, planets, stars and other astronomical objects to use this site to learn more, find out about Star Parties and other events at the Event Calendar, and it is so simple to Join Us in observing the wonders of the cosmos!

Weather Go /No-Go Alert

Call (352) 389-1638 after 12pm noon on day of a scheduled observing event to hear a recorded message that announces whether the event is Go / No-Go.

Event Calendar

Saturday, October 29, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • 4551 NE 110th Ave Bronson, FL
Friday, November 04, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Saturday, November 19, 2016 5:30 PM (EST) • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • 5130 NE 136th Avenue, Williston, FL 32696-6042
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:00 PM (EST) • 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606

Cultural Dates

Sunday, October 23, 2016 (EDT) • Jewish
Sunday, November 06, 2016 (EDT) • Clock change
Note: Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sunset the day before the indicated date and end at nightfall on the ending date.
Alachua Astronomy Club
Alachua Astronomy Club is a public, not for profit entity, exempt from federal income tax under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, organized to promote the science of astronomy by:
  • Providing opportunities for the local community to learn about and become interested in astronomy, such as, but not limited to, astronomy lectures, demonstrations, and sky observing events.
  • Making astronomy in general more accessible and visible to the general public, through public and media outreach.
  • Providing opportunities, at low cost, for its general membership to learn and improve skills related to amateur astronomy, such as, but not limited to, sky observing, amateur scientific research, and the selection, construction, and use of astronomical equipment.
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