Presidio Lectures

About SFAA Presidio Lectures

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines. The speakers present to the public and SFAA members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs.  The lectures are free.

Join us this month for a special informal event where several SFAA members will give short talks related to observing and telescopes.  Light snacks will be available and the event will start at 7:00PM.

Please note that the event will take place at the Presidio Observation Post.

Special Event

16 January 2018, Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9 PM, Presidio Observation Post

"An Evening with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers"

Join us in our 66th year for a special evening with SFAA. Enjoy extra time for snacks and meet & greet, as we share our experiences with you in a more informal setting.

Hear short talks on what is in the future for amateur astronomy, discover how to share your dark sky experiences, get tips on how to plan observing sessions, and much more. Meet the people who help make SFAA such a great organization, and plan to join us for the exciting activities planned in 2018.

The speakers are SFAA members Tom Kellogg, Scott Miller and Michael Portuesi. Tom Kellogg who will speak on Sidewalk Astronomy. Scott Miller is speaking on the exciting future of amateur astronomy with his 3-D printed telescope and also the new Unistellar Telescope. Past SFAA president, Mike Portuesi will speak about planning a night of observing and if there is time, he may also talk a bit about sketching at the eyepiece.

Mike Portuesi with his Dobsonian scope.

Scott Miller shares the wonder of astronomy with a young girl at a City Star Party at the Presidio Parade Ground.

Tom Kellogg-Sidewalk Astronomy near his home in SF.

Directions to the Presidio Observation Post

Observation Post
Building 211
211 Lincoln Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94129 (intersection of Anza Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard on the Main Post)

Directions: click here.

Presidio Map with Parking Locations

Public Transportation: click here.