Welcome!

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 the Photo Archives to see some of the astrophotography, star party photos, and space art contributed by our members. 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! 

Event Calendar

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7:00 PM • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:15 PM • Big Shoals State Park (near intersection of I-10 & I-75)
Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:30 PM • Registration Required for Event Location
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:00 PM • 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606
Friday, April 17, 2015 8:30 PM • Registration required.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 PM • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660
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Cultural Dates

Sunday, March 08, 2015 • Clock change
Friday, March 20, 2015 • Season
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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