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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Public Solar Observing at Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington

  • Stillman Nature Center 33 West Penny Road South Barrington, IL, 60010 United States (map)

Observe our nearest star - the Sun - with members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NSA) at the Stillman Nature Center, at 33 W. Penny Rd, in South Barrington, between 1 and 4pm on . NSA club members will be using telescopes that are both safe and specially designed for solar viewing. Visitors will see the surface of the sun, any sunspots making an appearance, and solar prominences flaring off the edge of the sun. NSA members will be available to answer any questions on the Sun as well as astronomy in general. Note: the event will not be held in case of overcast.

Earlier Event: August 16
August NSA Meeting
Later Event: September 13
September NSA meeting