Memphis Astronomical Society Outreach

We can provide speakers or telescopes to your group at no cost.

The Memphis Astronomical Society is a passionate and dedicated group of astronomy enthusiasts based in Memphis, Tennessee, whose members are committed to promoting the wonders of the universe to our local community and beyond.

Our society was founded on the belief that the wonders of the cosmos should be accessible to everyone. Through our outreach programs, we strive to inspire curiosity and foster a greater understanding of the celestial wonders that surround us.

Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or just starting your astronomical journey, our outreach events are designed to cater to all levels of interest and knowledge. From observing sessions under the clear night skies to engaging presentations and workshops, we provide a diverse range of activities to captivate minds young and old.

Our dedicated team of experienced astronomers and educators is eager to share their expertise and passion for astronomy. Through engaging and interactive experiences, we aim to demystify the universe, answer your burning questions, and spark the imagination of future astronomers and scientists.

The Memphis Astronomical Society Outreach is not just about observing stars and planets but also about cultivating a sense of community. We welcome everyone with open arms, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to connect with like-minded individuals who share a fascination with the cosmos.

So, whether you’re looking to explore the night sky, attend captivating astronomy talks, or simply want to connect with fellow astronomy enthusiasts, we invite you to join us for our exciting outreach events. Together, let’s journey through the vastness of the universe and unlock the secrets of the night sky. Come and be a part of the Memphis Astronomical Society Outreach, where the wonders of the cosmos await!

If you want to host an outreach event please fill out the form at right as completely as possible. Our outreach team will get in touch with you soon.

Events we have done:

  • Burton’s Dark Sky events
  • Assistance with telescope setup and operation
  • Shelby Farms “Park at Night” Public Observing Events
  • Village Creek Star Party (semiannual, public)
  • Public Library Presentations 
  • Astronomy Talks at Schools (Jeter Elementary, Memphis Business Academy, etc)
  • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Events
  • Astronomy Talks at Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention 
  • Astronomy Talks at MidSouthConn
  • MoSH Museum Observing

 

Use Form to Request Speakers
and/or Telescopes

The Memphis Astronomical Society participates in community outreach events free of charge. Please fill out this request form as completely as possible to help MAS determine if it can provide telescopes and/or presentations at your event.

Cancellation Policy
Astronomy observing events are weather dependent. Although we do our best to come out and share our love of astronomy at all planned events, we can make no promises and may cancel at any time on the day of your event due to weather or other circumstances. MAS members are all volunteers and do their best to serve our community.

Requirements for Observing Events
MAS telescope operators will need to be able to arrive at least one hour before the event and have at least one hour after the event for equipment set-up and removal.

For important information for planning an outdoor observing event, please see location and date planning notes below. If it appears confusing, no worries, just fill out the form and we will be in touch.

Contact Information
Please provide us with contact information, including a phone number of the contact person.

Event Information
Date and Time of Event.
Let us know the day and time of the event.
Event details.
Let us know more about your event so we can plan accordingly.