The mission of the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League (SMAL) is to use astronomy in educating each other and our community about the value of science and nature in enriching our lives and that of our children.
The mission and purpose of the League are as follows:
(1) Educate each other and the community at large in techniques of astronomical observing through periodic classes and clinics.
(2) Promote the beauty of the astronomical phenomena that is just overhead through public functions such as star parties and other observing events.
(3) Use astronomy in particular and science in general to foster interest among the young in the pursuit of education and admiration of science and nature overall.
(4) Promote an awareness in the community of our precious dark skies and the importance of preserving and improving them and treating them as the natural resource they are.
The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League conducts a public observing session (aka "Star Party") during the fall, winter and spring at locations throughout the community generally starting at sundown, weather permitting, of course.