Schedule of Events

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

DateStart TimeLocationEvent
January 97 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe Universe in a Nutshell
January 147 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
February 117 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
February 137 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarParker Solar Probe Update
March 117 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
March 137 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe Spring Sky
April 87 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
April 107 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe James Webb Space Telescope
May 87 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe Summer Sky
May 137 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
May 152 – 11pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day Spring 2021
June 127 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarMars Perseverance Rover
July 107pm Hemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarLights Out! Stop Light Pollution
August 14 7 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe Sun our Nearest Star
September 97 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
September 117 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarThe Fall Sky
October 97 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom Webinar(To Be Announced)
October 147 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
November 117 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
November 137 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom Webinar(To Be Announced)
December 97 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting

No club meetings in June, July, August
Curtis Center Park is located downtown Holland on the corner of 8th Street and College Ave
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
Zoom Club Meetings are open to the public upon request.  Send request to
Hemlock Crossing Zoom Webinars are open to the public.  To sign-up please visit Ottawa County Parks Nature Programs

Meeting Schedule

SAAA club meetings occur throughout the school year, starting in September and ending in May.  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.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all club meetings are held online via Zoom Meetings.

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 – February, 2021 What’s Up With Betelgeuse? Last month we focused on one of the most prominent and popular constellations, Orion. Now, as if bright nebulae, stars of all sizes and colors, and a sword and belt recognizable by all weren’t enough, Orion’s brightest and most famous (they named a …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – January, 2021 Welcome Back Winter Constellations Most people probably don’t consider January to be a time for going out and enjoying the wintry sky. After all, it’s usually cold and cloudy and often snowing. But on those rare occasions when the sky is clear, it is definitely worth the …

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