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.
|September 8||The Great American Eclipse 2017: Our Experiences||The Membership and visitors||144°W – Full Moon|
|So many of us have pictures to share and stories to tell! We've set aside the September meeting to share our 2017 Eclipse experiences. (Jim Plaxco's talk has been rescheduled for December 8.)|
|October 13||Native American Star Stories||Penni Isaacson||69°W – Last Quarter|
|November 10||(TBA)||(TBA)||85°W – Last Quarter|
|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.|