Announcements

 

Schedule of Events

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

DateStart TimeLocationEvent
2017
January 127:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
January 287:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Winter Sky
February 97:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 257:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Moon
March 97:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
March 257:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Spring Sky
April 126:30 – 7:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumCub Scout Pack 3041 (Private Event)
April 137:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
April 193:30 pm, 6:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumFreedom Village (Private Event)
April 227:00 pmHemlock CrossingAstronomy in Art
April 294 pm – 11 pmCurtis Center ParkAstronomy Day
May 117:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 277:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe August 21 Total Solar Eclipse
June 16:30 – 7:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumParks & Recreation (Private Event)
June 2SunsetHolland State ParkLunar Observing
June 86:30 – 7:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumParks & Recreation (Private Event)
June 87:30 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
June 24SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Sky Viewing
July 159:45 pmHolland State ParkMuseum Under The Stars
July 22SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Sky Viewing
August 129:00 pmHolland State ParkMeteors & S’mores
August 156:30 pmGary Byker Library – HudsonvilleThe August 21 Total Solar Eclipse
August 183:00-4:00 pmHerrick Library – HollandPreparing for the Great American Solar Eclipse
August 26SunsetHemlock CrossingPublic Sky Viewing
September 147:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
September 237:00 pmHemlock CrossingThe Autumn Sky
October 127:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
October 287:00 pmHemlock CrossingFree Planetarium Software Explained
November 97:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 187:00 pmHemlock CrossingExoplanets Update
December 147:00 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.  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 – June, 2017 The Great American Solar Eclipse The monthly meeting of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association on January 16, 1992 promised to be a fairly interesting event. Our guest was the accomplished Muskegon astrophotographer, Bill DeVette, who would be giving a talk titled, “Blackout in Baja”, during which he …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – May, 2017 Leo, the “Star” of the Spring Sky Springtime is great. The trees leaf out, the flowers start to bloom, the songbirds return to their feeders and baths. But the sky does not follow suit. The winter constellations are drifting toward the western horizon and the summer constellations …

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