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 10 October Public Stargazing at Cary Area Public Library

  • Cary Area Public Library 1606 Three Oaks Rd Cary Illinois 60013 (map)

Join the Northwest Suburban Astronomers ( NSA ) at the Cary Area Public Library on the evening of October 10th for two hours of stargazing.  NSA members will be pointing their telescopes at Saturn with its beautiful rings, Mars and its polar caps, the Andromeda Galaxy, and other stars, star clusters, and nebulae.  NSA members will be happy to answer any questions on astronomy and telescopes.  Viewing begins at 7pm. Families are most welcome, but remember to dress for an October evening. The viewing event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Additionally, while NSA telescopes are viewing the heavens in the field behind the Cary Area Public Library, inside the library NSA member Jim Kovac will be presenting a lecture entitled "Fantastic Space Discoveries and Where to Find Them: The Search for Planet 9", also starting at 7pm.  ( registration open - contact the library with questions on attending the lecture )