Miss the Perseids?

You can still see them at EarthSky's best photos and videos, opens a new window.

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

San Jose Astronomical Association, opens a new window 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, opens a new window 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, opens a new window, which is operated by the Peninsula Astronomical Society, opens a new window offers Friday evening viewing, Saturday solar viewing and special astronomical event viewing.

SETI, opens a new window, 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, opens a new window. If you can't attend, lectures are archived, opens a new window. 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, opens a new window and through Link+, opens a new window.

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