Announcements

Schedule of Events

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

DateStart TimeLocationEvent
2020
January 47 pmHemlock CrossingThe Universe in a Nutshell
January 97 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 17 pmHemlock CrossingMoon Rocks and Craters
February 137 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
March 77 pmHemlock CrossingThe Spring Sky
March 127 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
April 48 pmHemlock CrossingAstrophotography
April 167 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 28 pmHemlock CrossingThe Summer Sky
May 147 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
June 6After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
June 117 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
July 11After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
August 1After SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
September 58 pmHemlock CrossingThe Fall Sky
September 107 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
October 37 pmHemlock CrossingCurrent Topics in Astronomy
October 87 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 77 pmHemlock CrossingPlanispheres
November 127 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
December 107 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
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.

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2020 A Great Month Ahead I am excited about the coming month. Not only will there be some very nice observing opportunities and historic events to remember, but an event of great personal significance will occur, one which I plan to observe. April will start off with a …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2020 How NASA Missions Are Born Voyager, Pioneer, the Curiosity Rover, the Hubble Telescope and the New Horizons space craft all have one thing in common – they were all conceived, built, and delivered to NASA by its contractors. But not all missions are alike in these ways, …

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