Announcements

Schedule of Events

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

DateStart TimeLocationEvent
2022
Jan 87 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarJames Webb Space Telescope
Jan 137 pmZoom Meeting (Online)Club Meeting
Feb 107 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
Feb 127 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarMeteors, Meteoroids and Meteorites
Mar 107 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
Mar 127 pmHemlock Crossing Nature CenterLights out! Stop Light Pollution
Apr 98 pmHemlock Crossing Nature CenterArtemis Moon Mission
Apr 147 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 96:30 pmLoutit District Library Grand HavenArtemis Moon Mission
May 127 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 148 pm
9 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing Parking Lot
The Summer Sky
Public Star Gazing
May 212 – 6pm
8pm
Downtown Holland (8th / College)
Hemlock Crossing Parking lot
Astronomy Day / Day Events
Astronomy Day / Public Star Gazing
Jun 11DuskHemlock Crossing Public ObservatoryPublic Star Gazing
Jun 137 pmHerrick District Library HollandSummer Sky
Jun 216:30 pmLoutit District Library Grand HavenSummer Sky
9 pmHolland State ParkPublic Star Gazing
Jul 99 pm Hemlock Crossing ObservatoryPublic Star Gazing
Jul 126:30 pmLoutit District Library Grand HavenJames Webb Space Telescope
Jul 238 pm
9 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing Observatory
James Webb First Images and
Public Star Gazing
Jul 289 pmHolland State ParkMuseum Under the Stars
Aug 96:30 pmLoutit District Library Grand HavenLight Pollution
Aug 119 pmHolland State ParkMeteors and S’mores (Perseid Meteor Shower)
Aug 13DuskHemlock Crossing Public ObservatoryPublic Star Gazing
Sep 8 7 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
Sep 108 pm
9 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing Public Observatory
The Fall Sky
Public Star Gazing
Oct 12 – 6pm
8 pm
(To be announced)
Hemlock Crossing Public Observatory
Astronomy Day / Day Events
Astronomy Day / Public Star Gazing
Oct 87 pm
8 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing Public Observatory
Astronomy Basic Workshops
Public Star Gazing
Oct 137 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
Nov107 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
Nov127 pm
8 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing Public Observatory
Construction of the Public Observatory
Public Star Gazing
Dec 87 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub 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.
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 webmaster@holland-saaa.org
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.

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 – May, 2021 Things Are Looking Up With all the safety precautions, vaccine news, and conflict over COVID-19, it’s nice to think about a truly non-partisan topic, and astronomy is just that. Most people simply enjoy the night sky without arguing about it. This month offers a number of opportunities …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2021 An Historic Mission on the Red Planet As winter turns to spring, the “Winter Hexagon” and the popular constellations of Orion and Taurus sink lower in the west, leaving an arc of stars formed by Procyon, Pollux, Castor, and Capella. All month the planet Mars is easily …

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