Announcements

 

Public Events

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

DateTimeLocationEvent
2016
January 97:00 pmHemlock CrossingsThe Winter Sky
January 147:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 117:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
February 137:00 pmHemlock CrossingsThe Moon
March 107:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
March 127:00 pmHemlock CrossingsThe Spring Sky
April 97:00 pmHemlock CrossingsWhat’s the Latest News from
Unmanned Spacecraft?
April 147:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 127:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
May 147:00 pmHemlock CrossingsObserving Programs for Amateur
Astronomers at All Levels
June 97:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
June 11dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingsStar Gazing
July 9dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingsStar Gazing
August 13dusk – 12 amHemlock CrossingsStar Gazing
September 87:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
September 107:00 pmHemlock CrossingsThe Fall Sky
October 87:00 pmHemlock CrossingsNOAA Space Weather Predictions
October 137:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 107:00 pmWest Ottawa PlanetariumClub Meeting
November 127:00 pmHemlock CrossingsTelescopes & 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 Crossings 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.

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – December, 2015 A Variety of Offerings in This Month’s Sky December is not known for clear skies and warm evenings, so it’s a good month to concentrate on some basic observing of easily found objects. Like the Sun. The winter solstice, which occurs on the date when the Sun …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – November, 2015 The Morning Planet Show, Act 2 Normally, this time of year does not bode well for observing due to cloudy skies and generally bad weather. I don’t care. I always enjoy writing about it anyway. Last month I recommended you observe the planets in the morning and …

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