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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NSA Hosts Public Star Party at Afton Forest Preserve

Join the Northwest Suburban Astronomers ( NSA ) on September 15th at Afton Forest Preserve for an evening observing stars and planets.  Among the targets for NSA members' telescopes will be the planet Mars, where the recent planet-wide dust storm has ended and its darker features and polar caps are visible again, Saturn and its beautiful ring system, star clusters and nebulae of the Milky Way, and even the Andromeda Galaxy. 

Dress for evening and bring a flashlight covered with red plastic or cellophane (red light preserves your night vision), also insect repellent if needed. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. (sunset is at 6:59 p.m. ) or come early and picnic or hike the trails. You are welcome to bring your own telescope or binoculars. In the event of inclement weather the event will be canceled. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. Afton Forest Preserve is located at 13600 Crego Road, DeKalb, Illinois (approximately 1 mile east of Illinois Route 23 and 1 mile south of Perry Road).


Earlier Event: August 31
August NSA Club Meeting
Later Event: September 28
September NSA Club Meeting