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Local Astronomy Groups

Griffith Observatory would like to list your Southern California astronomy club here and provide a link to your web site if you have one. Contact the Griffith Observatory (213) 473-0800 for details and to update your listing.

The Griffith Observatory does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information below.

Southern California Astronomy Clubs

Andromeda Astronomical Society
Yucca Valley, CA

Antelope Valley Astronomy Club
Lancaster, CA

Astronomical Society of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA

Big Bear Valley Astronomical Society
Big Bear City, CA

Central Coast Astronomical Society
San Luis Obispo, CA

China Lake Astronomical Society
Ridgecrest, CA

Colorado River Astronomy Club
Blythe, CA

High Desert Astronomical Society
Apple Valley, CA

Kern Astronomical Society
Bakersfield, CA

The Laguna Woods Village Astronomy Club
Laguna Woods, CA

Local Group of Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita, CA

Los Angeles Astronomical Society
c/o Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-673-7355 hotline
420 members

Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers
Bob Alborzian or Donna Smith
1946 Vedanta Place
Hollywood, CA 90068
Bob Alborzian: 818-841-0548
Donna Smith: 818--848-4533
150 members

Mountain Skies Astronomical Society
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Orange County Astronomers
Costa Mesa, CA

Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers
Upland, CA

Riverside Astronomical Society
Riverside, CA

San Bernadino Amateur Astronomers
San Bernadino, CA

San Diego Astronomy Association
San Bernadino, CA

The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club
Santa Monica, CA

South Bay Astronomical Society
El Segundo, CA

Temecula Valley Astronomers
Murrieta, CA

Ventura County Astronomical Society
Simi Valley, CA

Astronomy Clubs Outside Southern California

The Astronomical Association of Northern California has up-to-date information on about 40 astronomy clubs, and most planetariums, observatories, science centers, and astronomy businesses in Northern California.

Astronomy clubs worldwide are listed at

Sky Publishing Company maintains an Astronomical Directory.

Other Planetariums in the Los Angeles Area

Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium (CSU Northridge)
Northridge, CA

Drescher Planetarium (Santa Monica College)
Santa Monica, CA

El Camino College Planetarium
Torrance, CA

Glendale Community College Planetarium
Glendale, CA

Los Angeles Valley College Planetarium
Valley Glen, CA

Mt. SAC - Randall Planetarium (Mt. San Antonio College)
Walnut, CA

Orange Coast College Planetarium (opening soon!)
Costa Mesa, CA

Tessman Planetarium (Santa Ana College)
Santa Ana, CA

UCLA Planetarium
Los Angeles, CA

Planetariums, Astronomy Clubs, and Observatories World Wide

Sky & Telescope's searchable list of Astronomy Clubs, Planetariums, and Observatories worldwide is at

Other sites of interest to amateur astronomers

American Association of Variable Star Observers

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

Astronomical League

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

International Dark Sky Association

International Meteor Organization

International Occultation Timing Association

Space Archive