Stargazers is ready for the year

During my freshman year, I was looking for organizations to join and stumbled across a club called Stargazers. It piqued my interest, so I joined the mailing list and attended the first open house of the year with a friend, not expecting much from it. But after a year in the club, I can firmly say that the club has provided me with experiences that I never would have had otherwise and people I can call lifelong friends.

Stargazers is Truman’s astronomy club for students who are passionate about the cosmos while also having a fun and laid back atmosphere. 

We host open houses at Truman’s Observatory where we bring telescopes, gaze up at the night sky and hang out with friends. We also host weekly meetings where we discuss the latest in astronomical news and laugh at various aspects of sci-fi and space-related culture. 

We are also branching out, with collaborations between Truman’s Planetarium and other clubs in the works, as well as possible night hikes and private planetarium showings.

We have meetings each week Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Our first open house is 8 p.m. Sept.1 at the Truman Observatory. A map to the observatory can be found at

For questions or more information, or to join our mailing list, please contact us at or me at You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @tsustargazers. We hope to see you all soon and wish you all good luck at the start of another semester!

Justin Caringal

Stargazers Treasurer and Webmaster / Public Relations Chair