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Our Current Club Events Calendar

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"Solar Saturday", Public Sun Viewing at Naperville Riverwalk @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

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NAA Regular Meeting @ 7:30pm

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Members' Night / Library Night at AEC @ 7:30pm
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NAA Board Meeting

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Cantigny Perseids Party @ 6:00-11:00pm

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Member's Dark Site Night at RR/CF

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Member's Dark Site Night at RR/CF

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Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting @ 7:30pm

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Naperville Riverwalk Outreach [near the Dandelion Fountain on Jackson Ave] @ Dusk

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Public Night at AEC @ 8:00pm
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Muslim Assn. of Bollingbrook Night at AEC @ 8:00pm
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Lisle Annual Community Park Campout @ 6:00pm

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"Solar Saturday", Public Sun Viewing at Naperville Riverwalk @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

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      Help! indicates an event which member volunteers are needed for; please sign up at a meeting, or click the Help to volunteer via e-mail. Green entries indicate events which are open to the public (come join us!) Purple entries are events for other groups; they may or may not also be open to the general public. Black entries are events for club members only. Click here to find out how to join the club.


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Our Next Monthly Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: NAA Annual Auction
Presenter: Naperville Astronomical Association

The annual NAA fundraiser auction will be held at our August 4th monthly meeting. This auction will help us raise funds for maintenance and improvements to our Astronomy Education Center and its observatory buildings.

A lot of new and used equipment and accessories will be there being auctioned accompained by our tradition of auctioning yummy baked goods. Auction is cash or check (checks from NAA members only).

Note: There will be a preview of a special item, a Meade 12” Classic LX200, to be auctioned at a special mini-auction in the fall. This scope is optically fine, but is sold as is with a mount that needs repair. Bids will start at $1000, as this is a valuable club property that will otherwise have to be sold on the open market to get fair value. Anyone in the market for a "Big" scope should definitely check this out.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


 

Our Next Astronomy Fundamentals Program:

Date: Tuesday, August 21st, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Hands-on Telescope Clinic
Presenter: NAA Members' Panel

At our August Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting, we will devote the meeting to answering your telescope questions. We will also discuss needed accessories for starting out (and some that would just be fun). Just got a new telescope for summer observing? Wondering how it works? What is that computer control thing? How do I collimate (align) my optics? What is that funny little “finder” scope sitting on top, and what does it find? What do you do with all those eyepieces anyway? And is this broken, or is it supposed to be that way?

And we will discuss the issue of those accessories so tempting in the telescope catalogues. Which are Essential? Nice to Have? Don’t Waste Your Money? So, bring in your telescope or related equipment and ask our experts for some hands-on help, with any issue at all.

Even if you are not a member, come along and learn more about telescopes, and of course, about our club.

The public is welcome toThe public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


   

The next meeting of the NAA Executive Board will be:y, August 11th at the Culver's Restaurant 60504, Naperville (Rt. 59 & 75th St.). Starting time 7:30pm; all N.A.A. members are welcome to attend.



 
 

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