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 great globular cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139), which is visible this month (photo by member Steve Maas).
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.