My name is Ed Pieret and I am an amateur astronomer.  I am a past president and currently vice-president of the San Mateo County Astronomical Society (SMCAS).

If you are in San Mateo County in California and would like to sponsor a stargazing or educational event, please contact me at

I am an active participant in
Project Astro, an organization that pairs teachers with astronomers for astronomy education. The Class Topicstab contains the presentations and references for a number of recent third grade classes.

You might also want to check out
Public Astronomy Events on this website for events in San Mateo County and the immediate area.

Astronomer Ed and Murphy make a Comet

For directions and details about these events, go to:  

Crestview Star Parties

Below is the schedule for Star Parties at Crestview Park hosted by the San Mateo County Astronomical Society and the City of San Carlos.  In case of inclement weather (clouds, fog, excessive wind) the astronomers will not come out and the event will not be held.  Telescope stetup starts around sunset and observing about an hour after sunset.

Astronomer Ed
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