Observing / Events

Meetings
The Lowcountry Stargazers holds its monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at Atlantic Aviation at 6060 South Aviation Avenue #99, North Charleston, SC 29406.  Due to Independence Day, the club meets on the SECOND Thursday during July.

Observing
Monthly stargazing sessions are scheduled on the Saturday before the new moon with an alternate session on the Saturday after the new moon.  Members and first-time guests are always welcome.  The club also hosts special “star parties”.  Please check the calendar or click here for upcoming events.

As of April 2016, we have started observing at our new site, the Pepper Field at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. For access, members should contact Jim Hoffman.

For first-time observers, please have a look at the club's stargazing etiquette.

Want to observe, but there’s no club session?  Try Givhans Ferry State Park.  The alternate dark-sky site of the Lowcountry Stargazers.  The park gate is locked at night, so you will need to contact the ranger for permission and the gate code.  They can be reached by phone, (843) 873-0692, or by email, givhansferry@scprt.com.  We appreciate them letting us use the park at night, so make sure you pay the entrance fee. For current observing conditions, click here or click on the Clear Sky Chart to the right.

Educational Outreach
The Lowcountry Stargazers is a non-profit 501(c) organization, established to further the education of our members and the general public in the field of astronomy. In addition to member-only club activities, we have an active outreach program that seeks to increase public awareness of astronomy and bring the joys of the night sky to all with an interest.

Members of the Lowcountry Stargazers share a common interest in astronomy. Most are involved in school, scout and other public outreach efforts. Members own a wide variety of equipment and are active in providing programs to school and community groups. Arrangements can be made for members to bring telescopes for discussions or observing.  For more info, please contact Mark Davis.

[Note: Programs are provided based on the availability of our members. We are only able to offer a limited number each year, but will do our best to accommodate all requests.]