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Skokie Valley Astronomers—Meetings

Meetings

Skokie Valley Astronomers meet at 8 PM on the second Friday of every month at the Welcome Center of Ryerson Woods (also known as the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area) in Deerfield, IL. All of our meetings are open to the public. You're invited!

Our meetings usually start with a presentation on some aspect of astronomy, and then we move outside for viewing the sky if the weather permits. Many of our members bring telescopes to each meeting, and they love to let everyone have a look. If you're interested in amateur astronomy, or even if you're just curious, please come to one of our meetings.

Click here to find out if a meeting has been cancelled. The notice will be updated before 3 PM on the day of the meeting.

2017 Schedule

Date Presentation Speaker Moon Phase

December 8 Planet Earth As Art: The View From Space Jim Plaxco 104°W – Last Quarter
Chicago Society for Space Studies President and Digital Artist Jim Plaxco will show satellite images of the Earth, and discuss how these images are created and processed to reveal the hidden beauty of our planet.

2018 Schedule

Date Presentation Speaker Moon Phase

January 12 The Skies of 2018 Terry Witt 42°W – New Moon
Club member Terry Witt will discuss all the observing opportunities in the skies in 2018.

February 9 TBD TBD 62°W – Last Quarter
TBD

March 9 The Voyager Expedition Andy Kurz 82°W – Last Quarter
TBD

April 13 TLC For a Big Telescope Michelle Nichols 25°W – New Moon
Michelle Nichols, Master Educator at Adler Planetarium, will talk about how the Adler Planetarium teamed with experts from the Fox Valley Astronomical Society to bring the 20 inch Doane telescope back to life (and hear how a bathroom hair dryer played a part!).

May 11 TBD TBD 44°W – New Moon
TBD

June 8 TBD TBD 62°W – Last Quarter
TBD

July 13 Gravitational Waves Dr Andrew Rivers 14°E – New Moon
Dr Andrew Rivers, Distinguished Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University, will talk about gravitational waves.

August 10 Tabby's Star and Other Discoveries Jim Kovac 4°W – New Moon
Jim Kovac, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the latest discoveries concerning Tabby's Star.


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