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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May NSA Meeting

  • Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL, 60193 United States (map)

May's program is "Virtual Astronomy", presented by Hal Snyder.  Hal is a scientific programmer at SageMath, Inc.  His prior careers include math professor, physician, and software architect.  Hal is also a library trustee and has been the Palatine city lead for the March for Science for three years.  His talk will describe the use of open source tools, online data, and exploratory computing to improve one's understanding of astronomy.  Examples include locally accurate eclipse & occultation timing, machine learning to study the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory’s ( LIGO) studies of gravitational waves.