Announcements

 

Outreach Events

Free and open to the public.  See event calendar for details.

Date Time Location Event
2014
January 25 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Winter/Spring Constellations
February 22 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Stellar Evolution
March 22 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Supernovae and Black Holes
April 26 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings The Moon
May 24 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Summer/Fall Constellations
June 28 9 – 11 pm Hemlock Crossings Star Gazing
July 26 9 – 11 pm Hemlock Crossings Star Gazing
August 23 9 – 11 pm Hemlock Crossings Star Gazing
September 27 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Famous Spacecraft
October 25 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Space Telescopes
November 22 7:00 pm Hemlock Crossings Meteor Showers

Curtis Center Park is located downtown Holland on the corner of 8th Street and College Ave next to JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar
Hemlock Crossings is an Ottawa County park located at 8115 West Olive Road, in Port Sheldon Township

 

Meeting Schedule

SAAA meetings occur monthly throughout the school year, starting in September and ending in June.  Meeting time is 7pm on the second Thursday of the month.  The location is Macatawa Bay School in the planetarium.  Our meetings are open to the public.  See event calendar for details.

 

Looking for New Members

Wanted – astronomy enthusiasts.  The SAAA wants to grow the astronomy community in West Michigan.  If you have an interest in astronomy, telescopes or just curious about the cosmos, we’d like to hear from you.

 

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – September, 2014 Close Encounter of the Comet Kind After having participated in educators’ conferences at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (through the support of Fennville Public Schools) for the Voyager 2 flybys of Uranus and Neptune, it was with high expectations that I returned to JPL in December of 1999 …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – August, 2014 King and Queen at Dawn August’s best observing is usually the Perseid meteors.  This year, though, the bright Moon will drown out all but the brightest streaks so I recommend a different pre-dawn party this month. Starting on the morning of August 15th,  pay attention to the …

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