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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Building Your Own Observatory

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

Joe Ulowetz of the Skokie Valley Astronomers

Every astronomer has felt the urge to build an observatory, no matter how grand or modest. Our speaker will relate the trials and tribulations of doing this based on his own, sometimes humorous, experience with building his own Temple to the Stars.

Earlier Event: September 19
Public Star Party - Marengo Ridge
Later Event: October 1
Public Star Party - Cary Library