NSA Club

Northwest Suburban Astronomers

Club Meetings: The NSA Club meets in the Willow Recreation Center (lower level meeting room at the address above) on the Friday nearest the full moon each month.
Business Correspondence: The club's official mailing address for business correspondence is
PO Box 895, 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.

Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope

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

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.