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NC Astronomers

We are a Nevada County astronomy club with a common interest in learning and sharing our love for astronomy. Our purpose is to provide a forum for monthly meetings and to share our enthusiasm and interest with other amateurs and the public through a variety of outreach programs.

Science night

Photo by Gary Palmer

Plumas Eureka star party

Scotten School star party

Viewing meteorite display

"Galileo" visits NC Astronomers


Our members come from all walks of life and we are a open to all. You do not need a telescope; just an interest in astronomy. Dues are $20 per year for a family and go to supporting our costs for room rent, public outreach, speakers and administrative expense. All of our board members are volunteers. Like to become a member, click here for the application.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings (except June, July, and August) are held at the Madelyn Helling Nevada County Library in the community room on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Visitors are always welcome. Generally, a speaker on a topic of interest to amateur astronomers will present a program. In summer, we have a picnic and summer star parties.

Community Outreach

A big part of the Nevada County Astronomers is our commitment to community outreach. We accomplish this with a variety of school and public programs including star parties, classroom visits, and public events including star parties, Astronomy Day, educational programs, and a telescope loaner program. There is never a charge.

Union Hill School presentation in 3D

Talk at NC Astronomers meeting

Astronomy Day

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