Welcome to the Peninsula Astronomical Society
The Peninsula Astronomical Society (PAS) is a group of Bay Area astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. We hold monthly meetings (always online, these days) featuring invited speakers and covering diverse topics in astronomy.
Next PAS Meeting
Stay tuned for details about the next PAS meeting!
Past PAS Meetings
Select past PAS meetings, with links to YouTube recordings where available.
|April 2021||Mars on Earth — Dr Pascal Lee, planetary scientist with the Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and NASA Ames Research Center, gave a talk on the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, or HMP, a leading Moon and Mars analog field research project on Devon Island in the High Arctic.|
|January 2021||Memories of Arecibo Observatory — PAS’s own William Phelps shared his experience of a memorable visit to Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.|
|August 2020||Lick Observatory in Pandemic times – 1918 and 2020 — A talk by Dr. Elinor Gates, staff astronomer at Lick Observatory.|
|July 2020||Moon Landing Sites — NASA’s Brian Day walks us through lunar landing sites for Apollo missions and how the locations were selected.|