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The CAAA meets at the Abrams Planetarium on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. A live star talk precedes the meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Annual dues are $12, which includes all club activities, a monthly meetings notice, the Sky Calendar, the quarterly publication of the Astronomical League, The Reflector. Contact info is at bottom of page.

Upcoming meetings: May 10, 2017


We will be having our meeting downtown at the Astronomy on Tap event this month! The info for the event is below. Dr. Devin S. asked us if we would like to set up a few telescopes for a mini star party, and that sounds like a great idea!

Hi friends of AoT Lansing! Come join us next Wednesday for a special event at The View atCooley Law School Stadium (505 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI)! We'll have volunteers from Capital Area Astronomy Association on hand with telescopes set up to do some late-day viewing of the Sun as well as some night sky observations after the event, so stick around to take a peek at the stars. While the main event starts at 7:30pm, the telescopes will be set up before the event starts, so feel free to come by as early as 6:15pm for a safe view of the Sun.
As always, we'll have two great science talks. MSU PhD student, Kristen Dage, will tell a story about how she SOAR'd to Chile to observe a black hole in a globular cluster and MSU emeritus professor, Dr. Bob Stein, will discuss the Sun's safe nuclear reactor and how solar storms impact the Earth. There will be astro-related trivia questions and space-themed raffle prizes, so make sure you're there for your chance to win! Don't forget to bring your burning astronomy questions and takeadvantage of the opportunity to speak with a local astronomer.
This is a FREE event, but we will be collecting suggested donations of $2 at the door to help offset the costs of this special event. There will be a special food menu and craft beer selection available from the Good Hops bar in the stadium, so come hungry and come thirsty!
For those driving to the event, we encourage you to park at/near the Lansing center as it's the closest lot to the View, butmost parking in the downtown area should be open and free that night.
We can't wait to see you!
For those of you who are Facebook inclined, feel free to RSVP here:
MC Dr. D

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Fox park observatory open house: (Weather permitting)
May 5th and 6th
Check their website for details
Click for Fox Park Observatory Contact for more info.

Abrams Planetarium programs:
Family Show: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
Feature Show: Phantom of the Universe


The MSU Observatory is sending the primary mirror from the 24 inch telescope out for cleaning/recoating and will not be in use for the May and June open houses. They will need additional help from club members to set up scopes outside the dome.
May 5, 6: 9:30-11:00 p.m. and June 2, 3

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Abrams Planetarium
755 Science Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone Numbers.

Planetarium Phone: (517) 355 4676
Club Treasurer's Phone: (517) 331 1737


Club President: