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NAA Calendar of Events

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Members' dark sites night

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Members Only Night at AEC @ 8:00pm

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June 1
Public Stargazing @ Naperville Riverwalk, dusk
volunteers needed

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Public Night at our Astronomy Education Center @ 8:30pm- 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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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

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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

      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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The Presentation for our June 2017 monthly meeting


Spheres of Influence


Presenter: James Holstein, The Field Museum of Natural History
Date: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B (see map for directions)
Time: 7:30 pm.

In this era of rapid discovery of planets around other stars, the subjects of planetary formation, planetary geology, and exobiology are hot topics. In his presentation, Mr. Holstein -- the Collections Manager for Meteorites and Physical Geology at the Field Museum -- will discuss the planetary system that we know the most about: our own Earth's. He will explain how the planet's surface rocks -- its lithosphere -- have interacted with its living layer -- the biosphere -- and with the solar system environment to shape the world we know.


The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.



 

Next NAA Board Meeting:

The next meeting of the NAA Executive Board will be June 13th 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 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.

 


 
 

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