What are We?

The Stanford Astronomical Society (SAS) is the astronomy club at Stanford University. Founded in 2000, it is a registered voluntary student organization approved by the Office of Student Activities that aims to promotes astronomy on campus and in the community.

Who Are We?

We have members of all backgrounds; from amateurs to experts. Even if you think that comets are omens of war or that variable stars are demons trapped in a mysterious realm, we invite you to come and join us. There's no fee involved and new members are always welcome.

What Do We Do?

Events include frequent star-gazing outings, special viewings of unusual astronomical activity, and visits to local talks on astronomy. Bring your own equipment or use ours!


True color photo of the moon (taken during the smoke and haze of the 2008 summer wildfires)


Yosemite Trip to Glacier Point Star Party (Summer 2008)