Schedule of Events

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

DateStart TimeLocationEvent
January 117 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
January 137 pmHemlock CrossingSuper Moon and Blue Moon
February 86:30 pmPark Township ProgramWinter Sky (Private)
February 87:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 107 pmHemlock CrossingHistory of Spacecraft Cassini
March 87 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
March 107 pmHemlock CrossingSpring Sky
April 127 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumET: Are You Out There? – David DeBruyn
April 148 pmHemlock CrossingAstronomy in Music
April 214-11 pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day
May 106:30 pmPark Township ProgramSpring Sky (Private)
May 107:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 128 pmHemlock CrossingSummer Sky
June 9After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
July 14After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
August 11After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
September 87 pmHemlock CrossingFall Sky
September 137 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
October 117 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
October 137 pmHemlock CrossingSpace Probes and Telescopes
October 134-11 pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day
November 87 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 107 pmHemlock CrossingTelescope Basics
December 137 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting

No club meetings in July or August
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 Crossing is an Ottawa County park located at 8115 West Olive Road, in Port Sheldon Township.  Programs are held in the Nature Education Center building and public sky viewing is in the parking lot.
West Ottawa Planetarium is at Macatawa Bay Middle School at 3700 140th Avenue in Holland


Meeting Schedule

SAAA club meetings occur 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.

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