The South Plains Astronomy Club is a small group of active astronomers who enjoy observing under the beautifully dark West Texas skies while being serenaded by coyotes and night birds. We’re a friendly bunch who enjoy showing newcomers the night skies and discussing the latest in telescopes, astro-imaging, astronomical discoveries and space exploration.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
The region around Rho Ophiuchi showing emission, reflection and dark nebulas (image by member Craig Patterson).
The South Plains Astronomy Club is active in community outreach. We hold a monthly Public Star Party in Lubbock (weather permitting) and everyone is invited to come by and gaze at the moon, planets and other celestial objects through a variety of telescopes.