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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

February 16th Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Sangamon Astronomical Society will be on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 South Walnut Street, in Springfield.  

Board members for 2017 are Ray Watt (President), Jim Rosenthal, Tim Olmsted, Brian Willard and Mike Olinger, and Bruce Patterson will continue as Treasurer. 

The Messier Marathon wll be held at the club’s observatory on March 24th and 25th, and the Star Party will be at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area near Chandlerville on September 21st to 23rd.

We hope to see you there!

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.

"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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