Phoenix Astronomical Society

Founded in 1948

Recent photo of the Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) created by Mark Johnston using a telescope in Chile [entire image can be found on the PAS Members Astronomy Photo page]

The Phoenix Astronomical Society is an organization of individuals with many related interests: telescopes, binoculars, astrophotography, computer planetaria, astronautics, sky lore, astrogeology, NASA and celestial navigation are just a few examples. We are amateur and professional astronomers, teachers and learners, oldsters and youngsters, men and women ... all inquiring minds. The one thing we share is a desire to know more about the wonders of the night sky.

PAS Meetings

We meet once each month from September through May, usually on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:45 pm, for presentations by professional and amateur astronomers. Our meeting location is Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ. We have Guest Speakers come to our meetings and share their expertise and love for astronomy. Please see information about our speakers on the calendar event page.


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