About us

What are We?

The Stanford Astronomical Society (SAS) is the astronomy club at Stanford University. With its current version founded in 2000, it is a registered voluntary student organization registered with Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) as well as the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) that aims to promote astronomy on campus and in the community.

Who Are We?

We have members of all backgrounds; from amateurs to experts. Even if you think that comets are omens of war or that variable stars are demons trapped in a mysterious realm, we invite you to come and join us. There’s no fee involved and new members are always welcome, regardless of previous astronomical experience. Our events are generally open to the whole Stanford community (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff) as well as to the general public.

What Do We Do?

Events include frequent star-gazing outings (both on and off campus), special viewings of unusual astronomical activity, and visits to local talks on astronomy. Our core group is also involved in off-campus outreach events both on campus and in the surrounding communities. Bring your own equipment or use ours! Join our mailing lists to be informed of our activities.