Announcements

 

Public Events

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

DateTimeLocationEvent
2016
January 97:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Winter Sky
January 147:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 117:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 137:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Moon Cancelled
March 107:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
March 127:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Spring Sky
April 97:00 pmHemlock CrossingWhat’s the Latest News from
Unmanned Spacecraft?
April 147:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 97am – 2pmWest Ottawa High SchoolSolar Observing Mercury Transit
May 127:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 147:00 pmHemlock CrossingObserving Programs for Amateur
Astronomers at All Levels
June 7NoonHolland MuseumPresenting the Summer Night Sky
June 97:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
June 11dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
July 9dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
August 13dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingPublic Star Gazing
September 87:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
September 107:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Fall Sky
October 87:00 pmHemlock CrossingNOAA Space Weather Predictions
October 137:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 107:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 127:00 pmHemlock CrossingTelescopes & Binoculars
December 87:00 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 next to JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar
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

 

Meeting Schedule

SAAA meetings occur monthly 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.

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