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NAA Calendar of Events

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Astronomy Fundamentals Program @ 7:30pm

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Members' dark sites night

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Members Only Night at AEC @ 8:30pm

Members' dark sites night

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Science Night, Butterfield Elementary School, 8:30pm
volunteers needed

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Public Stargazing @ Naperville Riverwalk, dusk
volunteers needed

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Public Night at our Astronomy Education Center @ 9:00pm- 11:00pm
volunteers needed

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Public Sun Viewing @ Naperville Riverwalk, 9:00am-Noon
volunteers needed

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NAA Regular Meeting @ 7:30pm
DATE CHANGE

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NAA Board Meeting
DATE CHANGE

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Public Night at our Astronomy Education Center @ 9:00pm- 11:00pm
volunteers needed

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Astronomy Fundamentals Program @ 7:30pm

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Members' dark sites night

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Members Only Night at AEC @ 8:30pm

Members' dark sites night

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Public Stargazing @ Naperville Riverwalk, dusk
volunteers needed

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Villa Park Library Star Party, 8:30pm
volunteers needed
Public Night at our Astronomy Education Center @ 9:00pm- 11:00pm
volunteers needed

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NAA Regular Meeting @ 7:30pm

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Public Sun Viewing @ Naperville Riverwalk, 9:00am-Noon
volunteers needed

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NAA Board Meeting

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Perseid Meteor Shower
volunteers needed

      Green entries indicate events which are open to the public (come join us!)
      Purple entries are events being run by other organizations; we provide an outside link for more information, if one is available.
      Black entries are events for club members only. Click here to find out how to join the club.
      volunteers needed indicates an event which member volunteers will be staffing; NAA members are encouraged to respond to announcements asking for volunteers.


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Our June Astronomy Fundamentals Program


Summer Family Program #1: The Constellations


Presenter: Drew Carhart, NAA
Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B (see map for directions)
Time: 7:30 pm.

For our June & July Fundamentals programs, we're presenting topics which will be fun for the whole family. For the first installment, long-time stargazer & founding NAA member Drew will take us on a tour of the constellations -- the patterns that various cultures have drawn among the stars. We'll look at where the constellations come from, and how they can be used to help us find our way as we look out into the Universe.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.



 

The Presentation for our July 2017 monthly meeting


The Cassini Mission: Review and Grand Finale


Joseph DalSanto, College of DuPage
Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 (NOTE DATE CHANGE BECAUSE OF HOLIDAY)
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B (see map for directions)
Time: 7:30 pm.

The Cassini probe has been orbiting Saturn since 2004; in that time, it has sent back data and photos which have revolutionized our understanding of that planet, its rings, and its moons. This year, the mission comes to an end, with a "bang": a controled plunge of the spacecraft throught the rings and into the planet's atmosphere.
Professor DalSanto will share with us many of the major findings from the mission, including the latest ones from the days right up to the evening of the presentation!

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.



 

Next NAA Board Meeting:

The next meeting of the NAA Executive Board will be Thursday, July 13th (note unusual date) at the Culver's Restaurant, Naperville (Rt. 59 & 75th St.) Starting time 7:30 pm, all N.A.A. members are welcome to attend.
 



 

Our July Astronomy Fundamentals Program


Summer Family Program #2: The Interactive Solar System


Presenters: NAA members
Date: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B (see map for directions)
Time: 7:30 pm.

For our summer Fundamentals programs, we're presenting topics which will be fun for the whole family. For the second installment, we'll be using models and hands-on involvement of our audience to demonstrate some of the motions and mechanics of our Solar System. What causes the phases of the Moon? How do eclipses happen? How big is our Solar System? These questions and more will be answered for inquisitive people of all ages.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.



 

The Presentation for our August 2017 monthly meeting


Annual Auction


Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B (see map for directions)
Time: 7:30 pm.

Our August meeting will feature our annual fundraising auction. Members are encouraged to donate their spare astronomical paraphernalia, and everyone (public, too) is encouraged to come and bid! Our normal assortment includes items of all sorts and all values, from small accessories to entire telescopes. There are often great bargains to be had!


The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.




 
 

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