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.
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|October 13||Native American Star Stories||Penni Isaacson||69°W – Last Quarter|
|Club member Penni Isaacson will present a native American slant on some of our favorite constellations.|
|November 10||Curious Exoplanet Scientists Want To Know: Is There Life on Earth?||Dale Dellutri||85°W – Last Quarter|
|Club member Dale Dellutri will explore whether scientists on other planets could determine if there is life on Earth.|
|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.|
|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.|