Established in 2005, the Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers provide local area astronomers the opportunity to explore the universe. The Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers welcomes members of all ages and interest levels, from the first-time astronomer to the serious observer.
Meetings: Everyone is invited to meetings of the Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers. Meetings are held at the Observatory. Winter meetings are held at the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce office at 7 East Main Street, Fremont, Michigan. Anyone is welcome to take part in the many exciting opportunites that await them at the SFW Observatory.
Dark Sky 2019 Meeting Schedule:
March 23, 2:00pm at KFEC in Lab A April 27, 2:00pm at KFEC in Lab A (observatory cleanup) April 27, 4:00pm Public Invited - Set Up Your Telescope and Learn How To Use It May 11, 6:00pm at KFEC in Lab A (before National Astronomy Party) June 22, 7:00pm at KFEC in Lab A July 6, DSA Family Night at 7:00pm (solar viewing + night sky) July 20, 7:00pm at KFEC in Lab A Aug 10, 7:00pm at KFEC in Lab A Sept 21, 6:00pm at KFEC in Lab A Sept 26-29, Thursday - Sunday, Great Lakes Star Gaze Harrison, MI Oct 4, DSA will Host a star party for Michigan Earth Science Oct 4, Teachers Association Conference (after the dinner in the Barn!) October 26, 4:00pm at KFEC in Lab A November 16, 1:00 pm at KFEC in Lab A (pizza dinner and close up for the season)
Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers Annual Membership: $35.00 - PULSAR Individual membership (Adults) $25.00 - QUASAR Individual senior citizen (60 and over) $15.00 - RED GIANTS Individual junior membership (6th - 12th grade) $50.00 - GALAXY Family membership (all members of one family) $50.00 - UNIVERSE Grandparents (plus grandchildren)