|The Saguaro Astronomy Club (SAC)
was formed in 1977 to promote fellowship and the exchange of information
among its members -- amateur astronomers. SAC members meet monthly
for both general meetings and observing sessions, and regularly
conduct and support public programs on astronomy.
SAC is one of the larger amateur astronomy clubs in the Phoenix
area. It currently has about 100 members and normally
holds two meetings each month. One meeting is a lecture
meeting while the other is an observing session at a remote site
away from city lights.
We have subgroups within the club. One
of the oldest, the Deep-Sky group, observes and studies
faint objects that lie outside the solar system. This
group also sponsors awards for members observing all objects on
Another subgroup within the club is the Novice
Group. It is specifically set up to help beginners sort out their many
choices while deciding to purchase either a telescope
or observing accessories. Novice group meetings are held at various
times throughout the year; announcements will appear in the SAC Newsletter.