The Brevard Astronomical Society is a group of amateur astronomers in Brevard County, Florida. We are loosely affiliated with the Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomers and have several KSCAA members in our Society.
Some of us are beginners, learning to find bright planets and major constellations. Others possess extensive knowledge from years of experience studying the universe. Some of us make casual observations with our unaided eyes or small binoculars, guided by simple star charts or a planisphere. Others use the latest high-resolution charts, computer-driven equipment, multiple large telescopes, and giant binoculars. One of our members writes a weekly astronomy column in our local newspaper.
Attend our next monthly meeting or star party! You'll be glad you did!
Membership Meetings, with a featured speaker on matters of astronomy, are held at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month, except December, at the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium in Cocoa. Visitors are always welcome to attend!
At star parties we share knowledge and optical equipment with each other twice monthly, under moderately dark skies at moderately remote observing sites in the surrounding area. Visitors of all ages are welcome! No equipment or experience is necessary -- only a keen interest in learning more about the night sky. Please see our events calendar for the next star party in your area.