Club Member Meetings
General meetings occur on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm throughout the school year (i.e., September-June). Meetings are held in the planetarium at Macatawa Bay School 3700 140th Avenue, Holland, Michigan.
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Club Members Observing Schedule
SAAA members are encouraged to study the sky to accomplish Astronomical League Observing Programs. Sessions occur on the fourth Saturday of the month, beginning at dusk and are listed on our events calendar. These events provide a setting for serious observing by club members. Hemlock Crossing is open to the public so members’ guests are always welcome.
Hemlock Crossing Programs
SAAA presents informational and educational programs at Hemlock Crossing County Park starting at 7:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month (see the Events Calendar for details). During the months from September through June (excluding December), these programs are followed by public observing sessions, weather permitting. Members provide binoculars and telescopes for viewing and offer guidance regarding the various aspects of astronomical observing, form how to find things in the sky to how to use your telescope. You may bring your own equipment or utilize members’ instruments. Guidance and expertise are provided at no cost. The goal is to have fun while learning.