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.
January 16th SAS Meeting
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.
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!
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.