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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League

Welcome to the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League.

This organization is comprised of amateur astronomers residing in the Superstition Mountain foothill communities of, mainly, Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, Arizona, USA. The organization was founded on the vernal equinox of March 20, 2009.

The mission of the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League (SMAL) is to use astronomy in educating each other and our community about the value of science and nature in enriching our lives and that of our children.

The mission and purpose of the League are as follows:

(1) Educate each other and the community at large in techniques of astronomical observing through periodic classes and clinics.
(2) Promote the beauty of the astronomical phenomena that is just overhead through public functions such as star parties and other observing events.
(3) Use astronomy in particular and science in general to foster interest among the young in the pursuit of education and admiration of science and nature overall.
(4) Promote an awareness in the community of our precious dark skies and the importance of preserving and improving them and treating them as the natural resource they are.

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League conducts a public observing session (aka "Star Party") during the fall, winter and spring at locations throughout the community generally starting at sundown, weather permitting, of course. If you have any questions, please email Supermtnastro@gmail.com.

For the status of any upcoming star party please visit http://supermtnastro.com/ for details, dates and locations of upcoming events. You can also email us at email SuperMtnAstro@gmail.com or visit http://supermtnastro.com/ and click the Contact Us button.

SMAL Event History
SMAL Event History
2015-2016 Event Schedule
2015-2016 Event Schedule
Signature Photo - Superstition Mountain Under the Stars  25-May-2009.
Signature Photo - Superstition Mountain Under the Stars 25-May-2009.
PTES Science Night 29-Apr-2009
PTES Science Night 29-Apr-2009
SMAL - DSOS QV1
SMAL - DSOS QV1
SMAL - DSOS ECV1
SMAL - DSOS ECV1
Peralta Trail Astronomical Observatory
Peralta Trail Astronomical Observatory
Lost Dutchman State Park Fiesta Sampler  06-Nov-2010
Lost Dutchman State Park Fiesta Sampler 06-Nov-2010
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 11-Dec-2010
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 11-Dec-2010
Club Color?
Club Color?
Science Night at PTES  25-Apr-2011
Science Night at PTES 25-Apr-2011
2011 Dellinges
2011 Dellinges
Lost Dutchman State Park Annual Roundup 05-Nov-2011
Lost Dutchman State Park Annual Roundup 05-Nov-2011
Lost Dutchman State Park Annual Picnic-Star Party 27-Apr-2012
Lost Dutchman State Park Annual Picnic-Star Party 27-Apr-2012
Peralta Trail Star Party 12-May-2012
Peralta Trail Star Party 12-May-2012
Annular solar eclipse Event 20-May-2012
Annular solar eclipse Event 20-May-2012
Transit of Venus Event 05-Jun-2012
Transit of Venus Event 05-Jun-2012
Central Arizona College Astronomy Night - 2012
Central Arizona College Astronomy Night - 2012
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 14-Feb-2013
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 14-Feb-2013
SMAL Maps Backup
SMAL Maps Backup
2011-2012 Event Schedule
2011-2012 Event Schedule
2012-2013 Event Schedule
2012-2013 Event Schedule
2013-2014 Event Schedule
2013-2014 Event Schedule
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 13-Feb-2015
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 13-Feb-2015
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 18-Apr-2015
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 18-Apr-2015
2014-2015 Event Schedule
2014-2015 Event Schedule
2015-2016 Event Schedule
2015-2016 Event Schedule
BASIS Mesa School Family Science Night 19-Feb-2016
BASIS Mesa School Family Science Night 19-Feb-2016
SMAL Logo Candidates
SMAL Logo Candidates
Telescope Clinic - 19-Mar-2016
Telescope Clinic - 19-Mar-2016
Telescope Clinic/Impromptu Star Party - 02-Apr-2016
Telescope Clinic/Impromptu Star Party - 02-Apr-2016
Transit of Mercury Observing Event 09-May-2016
Transit of Mercury Observing Event 09-May-2016
PTES Science Night 19-Jan-2017
PTES Science Night 19-Jan-2017
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 28-Jan-2017
Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 28-Jan-2017
Peralta Trail Star Party 25-Feb-2017
Peralta Trail Star Party 25-Feb-2017
Dual Star Parties 4-29-2017
Dual Star Parties 4-29-2017
AJ Public Library Event - Measuring the Solar System
AJ Public Library Event - Measuring the Solar System
Great American Solar Eclipse 21-Aug-2017
Great American Solar Eclipse 21-Aug-2017