Astronomy Club of Tulsa

"Come" Explore the Universe With Us!!

P. O. Box 470611, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74147-0611

Do you ever look up at all the thousands of stars in the night sky?

Do you ever long for a chance to see what lies out in the depths of space?

Do asteroids... black holes... comets... distant galaxies... eclipses... meteor showers... nebulae... star clusters... super novae... the moon... the stars... the sun... the planets... their moons... space... and the universe intrigue you?

If you can read, then you are old enough to start learning about space and astronomy. And if you are still alive, then you’re not too old to take up stargazing. We in the Astronomy Club of Tulsa can help you to get started, and we will share our experience, knowledge, and let you look through our binoculars and telescopes.

You don't need binoculars. You don't need a telescope. The only things that you need you already have - a love for the night sky and an eye to see with.

This is an open invitation to anyone interested in astronomy and space to come see us and check us out. Come, attend a few meetings and star parties (observing sessions) ask us any questions that you have, it won't cost anything to find out if astronomy is for you. You may pursue astronomy as a serious scientific program or as a relaxing hobby of observing some of the universe's grandest objects of beauty and wonder. The choice is entirely up to you.

What is The Astronomy Club of Tulsa?

We are a non-profit, tax exempt, organization. We have been active in Tulsa and it's surrounding communities for over fifty years. We are dedicated to providing a public forum for scientific research, informational exchange, and social interaction for individuals interested in the science and hobby of astronomy. We promote the public's awareness of astronomy and space related activities, events, and research.

How much is the membership and what benefits are there for members of The Astronomy Club of Tulsa?

Membership in The Astronomy club of Tulsa is $35 per year for each household ($15/year for students) and includes:

  • 12 monthly issues of the The Astronomy Club of Tulsa's newsletter, "Observer"
  • 4 quarterly issues of The Astronomical League's newsletter, "Reflector"
  • a 33% discount on subscriptions of "Astronomy" magazine ($29/year)
  • discounts on books and various other publications through The Astronomical League
  • use of the club's library of technical and reference books, slides, and videos
  • use of the club's telescopes, dark sky observing site

 The Astronomy Club of Tulsa owns and operates the only astronomical observatory in northeastern Oklahoma. The RMCC Observatory is located 4.2 miles southwest of Mounds, Oklahoma. The initial money for constructing the observatory was donated by The Ronald McDonald's Children's Charities (RMCC). Many other individuals and companies have donated money, labor, materials, and time, to help promote the science and enjoyment of astronomy for the benefit of all Oklahoma.

The RMCC Observatory is open to the public (free of charge but donations are recommended) during scheduled days and nights each month. Tours of the Observatory can be scheduled for individuals, social organizations, church groups, public and private schools, and institutes of higher education. The Observatory is a two-story, concrete block structure with a 20-foot diameter metal dome, and an attached 20-foot by 35-foot classroom. The Observatory houses a sixteen-inch reflector telescope. The classroom houses the clubs library of books, magazines, slides, and videos.

Inquiries to scheduling a tour of the Observatory, or making a donation to help maintain and operate the Observatory (donations are tax-deductible), can be made by contacting to club.