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 153 – 11pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day Spring 2021
June 127 pmHemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarMars Perseverance Rover
July 108 pm Hemlock Crossing Zoom WebinarLights Out! Stop Light Pollution
July 159 – 11pmHolland State ParkMuseum Under the Stars
August 129 – 11pmHolland State ParkMeteors and S’mores
August 14 8 pmHemlock CrossingThe Sun our Nearest Star
September 97 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
September 116:30 pmHemlock CrossingObservatory Groundbreaking 
September 117 pmHemlock CrossingAstronomy Basics Workshops
October 97 pmHemlock CrossingConstellations
October 147 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
October 163 – 11pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day Fall 2021
November 117 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 137 pmHemlock CrossingOur Solar System
December 97 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.  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 – 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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