The Sun City Oro Valley Astronomy Club is a chartered club of Sun City Oro Valley. We are located in the town of Oro Valley, a suburb of Tucson, Arizona. Club meetings feature prominent guest speakers from renowned local astronomy organizations. Our club activities include:
Featured Speakers (October - May)
For the 2023-2024 season, the SCOV Astronomy Club will be meeting at the Activity Center.
Dates, times, and speakers are: Thursday, September 21, 2023 7pm Vanessa Gressieux, "Enceladus-Is There Life on This Moon of Saturn?" Thursday, October 19, 2023 7pm Dr. Tim Swindle, "Samples from Space" Thursday, November 16, 2023 7pm, Dr. Adeene Denton, " Search for Ocean Worlds in the Outer Solar System" Thursday, December 21, 2023 5pm, Dr. David Levy, Author Talk and Book Signing Thursday, January 18,2024 7pm, Pete Phifer & Ed Jacoby, "Astrophotography" Thursday, February 15, 20247pm, Del Spangler, "Mapping the Interstellar Medium in the Galaxy" Thursday, March 21, 2024 7pm, Jakob Helton, "James Webb Telescope Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey" Thursday, April 18, 2024 7pm, Lily Whitler, "Probing Galaxies in the Early Universe with James Webb Telescope" Thursday, May 16, 2024 7pm, Dr. Bryan Shumaker, "Radio Astronomy"
Each session includes an excellent speaker. More details HERE.
Star Parties See our calendar HERE for the current schedule. We normally have 5 to 6 telescopes for viewing. You may bring your own binoculars which would be helpful for your personal tour of the night sky. There is always a member of our club that will help guide us through the night sky.
Field Trips We organize outstanding trips to locations of astronomical interest.
School Outreach We coordinate with the Coronado K-8 school to provide classroom instructions by our members. Our Club members make tax free donations that allow us to provide every 5th grade student with a telescope.