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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June NSA Club Meeting

Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NSA) member Jerry Chern and his son, Adam, attended Astrofest in 1999 to help Adam choose an appropriate optical system for his first serious telescope. The Astrofest brought together astronomy enthusiasts and amateur telescope makers from a wide area and facilitated the sharing of information, techniques, and experience.  The result of their visit was the acquisition of what turned out to be, with some modifications by Jerry, a very effective and optically excellent 8-inch telescope.  At our June meeting, Jerry will present footage from his visit to Astrofest, featuring a wide array of telescopes as well as some faces familiar to the local amateur astronomy community.    Additionally, Jerry will show some total eclipse videos as we continue to prepare for the August 21st solar eclipse.