Starcreek Astronomical Society
Woodward, Oklahoma
Starcreek Astronomical Society is a member of the Night Sky network.

Map to SLL

SLL Domes

Dome Scope

17.5" Big Red

Selman Learning Laboratory​

About SAS


The Starcreek Astronomical Society (SAS) is a partner with the University of Central Oklahoma and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. UCO’s biology department field research facility is the Selman Living Laboratory (SLL), located near Freedom, OK.  In cooperation with the universities, the SAS has been very involved in hosting star parties on the site, which has a dome with a 12” telescope, a concrete telescope pad, a classroom, sleeping facilities for researchers, and dark skies much of the year. Star parties and viewing nights are often held on the site, especially during July in support of the Selman Bat Watch at Alabaster Caverns State Park. Visitors are welcome to join us for an evening of star gazing and there are telescopes available onsite for public use. Come enjoy the skies with us!
Starcreek Astronomical Society, located in Northwest Oklahoma, is a group of people of all ages who are interested in astronomy. No equipment is necessary to begin.You are welcome to come to a meeting or star party, look through our telescopes, ask questions, and learn many of the facets of astronomy. We host public star parties at the Selman Living Laboritory Observatory every friday and saturday night through the month of July after the Alabaster Caverns Bat watch (weather permitting). Come join us for a night of star gazing.
Frequently asked questions about SAS. 
Do I need a telescope to be a member of SAS?
You do not need a telescope to join SAS just a desire to learn more about the night sky. Our members share their telescopes and knowledge and we help each other learn more about our astronomy hobby. Anyone is welcome to join us at a viewing or meeting to learn more about what we do as an astronomy group.
How much are the membership dues to join SAS?
Our membership dues are $5.00 per year for individual membership and $10.00 per year for family membership.
What should I bring to a viewing?
You should dress accordingly for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, if you bring a flashlight please cover the lens with red tail light tape or some form of red lense. This helps so your eyes will stay adjusted to the dark and you won't blind the other participants. If you have binoculars you can use them to see more detail in the stars and planets. Most of all come to share the beauties of the night sky.

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Friends of StarCreek
OKC Astro  Club:


The Astronimical League:


We do Outreach

The Starcreek Astronomical Society does outreach year-round, weather permitting. We help to provide the star parties offered in July after the Bat Watch program presented through Alabaster Caverns at Freedom, OK. We also do programs for the Scout Astronomy Merit Badge, churches, schools nd more. Private parties can be arranged.
Interested? Email an officer and  request inclusion on the email loop at:
  Mark <
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Bobette at <>

Link to SLL website:

Summer meetings:
Typically, we meet at the SLL June through Sept., and viewing nights are called as conditions permit through the year.
Every Sat  in July we host star parties at the SLL.