Welcome to the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club!
What We Do...
The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club provides three major benefits to our community. We provide educational opportunities to the public in the sciences and academics. We provide opportunities to contribute valuable scientific research and data to the astronomical community. And we provide opportunities for our less experienced members to grow in one of the greatest hobbies in this world or any other!
Founded in 1958, our club has a long and distinguished history. We are also members of the Southwestern Region of the Astronomical League. And we host the Okie-Tex Star Party which is consistently rated as one of America’s Top Ten Star Parties!
Where and When We Meet...
We meet at the Science Museum Oklahoma (formerly Kirkpatrick Center/Omniplex) located at Martin Luther King Boulevard and N.E. 52nd Street on the second Friday evening of each month. That’s right next door to the zoo and across the street from Remington Park Race Track.
At 6:45 PM we present a “Novice Session” in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium oriented towards the needs of our less experienced members and guests. This session alternates each month between learning the constellations of the night sky appropriate to the season and learning to read and use planispheres and star charts. When you attend, and if you have them, bring along a red light flashlight and your planisphere and charts.
Our general meeting starts forty-five minutes later with an interesting presentation followed by the clubs general business meeting. Click here for more information on our meeting and our presentations.
We also meet once a month at a location far from city lights to observe and study the beauty of the heavens together and support each other in our endeavors and interests. Other educational and entertaining star parties are held monthly here in town. Click here for more information on our star parties.
Why We Do What We Do...
No hobby can inspire people and fire up their imagination quite like astronomy. We seek to bring the wonders of the universe to everyone ‘first hand’. We host informative, fascinating and just plain fun outings for the general public, schools, scout troops, and YOU! Please feel free to contact our Observing Coordinator to arrange a function for your own organization or attend one of our parties yourself.
Astronomy is also one of the few sciences where we amateurs can substantially contribute to the wealth of human knowledge. We strive to create an environment where those who wish to contribute will be supported and encouraged in their efforts.
We know you will find the science and hobby of astronomy fascinating and we would love to help you find your own unique spark of interest. We will help you if you are just starting out, or if you have been at it a while we would love to join forces with you to help make ours a better and more interesting community.