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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April Meeting - The Inner Planets

  • Willow Recreation Center 3600 Lexington Dr Hoffman Estates, IL, 60192 United States (map)

Mercury and Venus – New Insights from MESSENGER and Venus Express

Kevin Cole
Dept of Physical Sciences
Harper College

The highly successful and long-lived missions of MESSENGER (NASA at Mercury) and Venus Express (ESA at Venus) have provided some new insights on the planetary stories of these two mysterious worlds.  

This presentation will summarize a few of the most notable, and take a peek into what future missions may hold.