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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Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope

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

Presenter: Professor David Meyer, Northwestern University 

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe both near and far.  Its stunning images of star-forming nebulae and distant galaxies have captivated public attention and inspired students of all ages.  This talk includes a discussion of what makes HST such a special telescope, together with the science behind several of HST's most famous images including the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula and the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

Earlier Event: April 25
Astronomy Day
Later Event: May 16
Public Star Party - Afton Woods