The San Mateo County Astronomical Society (SMCAS) offers you the opportunity to explore the mind blowing world of astronomy at your pace and based on your  level of interest. 

FREE:  All of our events and the events we support at the College of San Mateo are open to the public. Admission and parking are free

KIDS: We welcome kids to all of our events.  Grade school  children are likely to find the speakers at our meetings too technical. All our other events are sure to entertain your entire family.

 LEARN: Our meetings feature outstanding speakers who are leaders in their fields of study and include representatives from NASA, SETI and the local Universities. Click HERE for information about out next meeting.

 EXPLORE: Our Star Parties provide an opportunity to look Through our telescope with your own eyes.  You can also learn about telescopes and other astronomical equipment from hobbyists who actually use them. If you arrive around sunset we would be happy to help you set up a telescope and find objects to view. Watch this website for information about future star parties.

ENJOY: Planetarium Shows provide an opportunity to explore the heavens indoors regardless of weather conditions.  Click HERE for details.

EXPERIENCE: The large telescopes at the College of San Mateo Observatory are available to the public to use monthly at Jazz Under The Stars.  Click HERE for information.