Miss the Perseids?

Perseids Aug. 12, 2016, Spruce Knob, WV. Source: Bill Ingalls, NASA.
Perseids Aug. 12, 2016, Spruce Knob, WV.
Source: Bill Ingalls, NASA.

You can still see them at EarthSky's best photos and videos.

Interested in celestial phenomena? Want more? Possibilities are everywhere around us. Literally.

San Jose Astronomical Association holds beginner classes, public and school star parties, solar observation events and has QuickSTARt, loaner, fix-it and astro imaging programs. Volunteer opportunities are fun and fulfilling.

College of San Mateo hosts regular planetarium shows and Project Star Gaze for kids. Upcoming events include the Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace on October 8, 2016 and the 30th Art & Science Presentation on April 14, 2017.

Foothill College Observatory, which is operated by the Peninsula Astronomical Society offers Friday evening viewing, Saturday solar viewing and special astronomical event viewing.

SETI, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, seeks evidence of life in the universe. Located in Mountain View, the SETI Institute offers many ways to interact. Free public lectures are held every Tuesday. Register online. If you can't attend, lectures are archived. Confessions of An Alien Hunter by Seth Shostak is available through San Mateo County Libraries, and Project Cyclops by Bernard Oliver (with Frank Drake) is available online and through Link+.

Explore these organizations' websites further for events, news, guest speakers, photo galleries, books, podcasts, videos, youtubes and college-level courses.

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