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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August NSA Meeting

  • Willow Recreation Center 3600 Lexington Drive Hoffman Estates, IL, 60192 United States (map)

Professor Roger Kolman of Harper College provides a program about The Astronomical League Leslie Peltier Award. Following Leslie Peltier's death in May, 1980, an award was created to honor individuals making significant contributions to observational astronomy. Roger will review Leslie's life and the history of the award and discuss recipients of the award. Roger hopes it will inspire others to follow the trail blazed by Leslie, whom Harlow Shapley called "the world's greatest living amateur astronomer".