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Monthly member meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month and begin at 7pm.  Emails are sent to all members prior to a monthly meeting announcing the meeting’s location- we would love to see you there! Fill out a membership form by clicking the link below and mailing it in.

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Monthly Meeting

January 16th SAS Meeting

Tomorrow night’s meeting will be held at the Springfield Ski and Boat Club, 268 Maple Grove, Springfield at 7pm.
 
 
Probably the best way to get there is Toronto Road to right on West Lake Shore Drive to right on Island Bay Lane to right on Maple Grove, then keep to the right.
 
Hope to see you there.
 

Reminder: Have you paid your 2020 dues yet? It’s $45. No increase for the past several years. As you know, dues gets you access to the club’s observatory (16 inch Schmidt Cassegrain), the grounds and other equipment. Plus, membership in the Astronomical League.

 

IDSSP 2020

Save the date for IDSSP 2020!

Illinois Dark Skies Star Party

September 17, 18 and 19, 2020

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

Observer oriented – Dark skies – Great facilities – Fantastic food

Details coming soon!

Spot The Station

 On the 12th anniversary of crews continuously living and working aboard the  International Space Station, NASA announced a new service to help people see the orbiting laboratory when it passes overhead. “Spot the Station” will send an email  or text message to those who sign up for the service a few hours before they will be able to see the space station.

The service is designed to only notify users of passes that are high enough in the sky to be easily visible over trees, buildings and other objects on the horizon. NASA’s Johnson Space Center calculates the sighting information several times a week for more than 4,600 locations worldwide. In order to sign up, visit the link below.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov
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