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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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Illinois Dark Skies Star Party

September 29 – October 1, 2016

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

Observer oriented – Dark skies – Great facilities – Fantastic food

 Registration is now open

Astronomy Club Meeting on July 21st

SAS Club Meeting on July 21st

This month’s club meeting will be held outside at the club’s Observing Field on July 21st from 7:00pm to darkness. Don’t forget to bring water and bug spray!

Hope to see you there and clear skies!

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
"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." - Socrates

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