Columbia Astronomers

Astronomy club open to aspiring astronomers and space enthusiasts throughout the Greater Los Angeles!


With monthly meetings based at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, annual members and the general public are invited to expand their knowledge of the universe, share their love for the night sky, and talk all things astronomy.  Meetings cover topics including telescope building, astronomical phenomena, and objects in that month’s night sky. Special guest speakers are also regularly invited to lead discussions on topics of their expertise.

Following every monthly club meeting, telescope viewing is set up for members and meeting attendees in front of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Telescopes owned by the Columbia Astronomers are available for use, but everyone is encouraged to bring their own telescopes to view and practice with!

In addition to monthly meetings, Columbia Astronomers attend outreach events at local schools and related events, as well as overnight outings.


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General Meeting Info:

Dates: 3rd Saturday of every month

Time: 7:00pm

Fees:  Non-members = $2

FREE for Columbia Astronomers Members!


Become a Columbia Astronomers Member!

Annual membership fees for adults is $15 and $8 for children.

*Note: All CMSC exhibits will remain turned OFF throughout the duration of the meeting. Visit the CMSC Hours & Admission page for normal operating hours.

Visit the CMSC monthly Calendar for more detailed information on upcoming meetings!

 Contact the Columbia Astronomers:

To view a Moon Calendar, please visit:

For a Night Sky Reports, please visit: