NSA Club

Northwest Suburban Astronomers

Club Meetings: Meetings are on the Friday nearest the full moon each month.
Check our Events page for each month's meeting location.
Business Correspondence: The club's official mailing address for business correspondence is
PO Box 261, Dundee, IL 60118.

Our club is based in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. With a wide range of interests, experience, and equipment, our membership is over 150, making us one of the largest astronomy clubs in the mid-west. Here you can find out about our public meetings, star parties, and the benefits of becoming a member. Thanks for visiting, and clear skies.


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Public Star Party - Arlington Heights Public Library

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N Dunton Ave Arlington Heights, IL, 60004 United States (map)

So much observation of our daytime and nighttime skies can be done without a telescope. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more in a session suited to an astronomy novice. We'll end the evening by gathering outside (weather and skies permitting) in the southwest corner of our parking lot to see deep sky objects through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club.

Earlier Event: October 1
Public Star Party - Cary Library
Later Event: October 30
Club Member Imaging Show and Tell