Welcome to the Oakland Astronomy Club Website!
Our Club Is Located in Oakland County, Michigan
Fascinated by the Night Sky?
Have a question about Equipment?
Wondering how to get started?
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February 2022 Meeting is a Zoom Virtual Meeting!
(If you are a visitor you will need a Zoom invitation. Just contact our club president Gary Dietz at president AT oaklandastronomy.net and he'll send you an invite! Club Members, Check your email).
Next Club Meeting: February 13th 7 PM What a timely topic to follow Bob Berta's great January presentation on Visual and Photographic Solar Astronomy! Join us tonight to find out how we know what we know about stars. Mike Bennett's presentation is titled "Stellar Atmospheres", or "Spectroscopy for Non-Astrophysicists". P.S.: The graphics in this presentation will be spectacular and even more enjoyable on a large screen. (To see last month's meeting highlights select the Club News tab.)
What's UP? Be sure to visit "Timely References" on the Observation Tab for the "Monthly Observer Guide" from veteran observer Dave Holt! You'll find "Citations" from our most recent on-line presentation and more under the observation tab.
Public Viewing Nights at Addison Oaks The sky is amazing when viewed through our 17½" Dob or our 14" SCT Telescope. To be notified of viewing opportunities, send an email to: outreach AT oaklandastronomy.net.
Community Events Our Winter Programs are under way! Check the (Event Calendar) for dates, times, and registration information for these family friendly presentations.
In the News This Month For Astronomy News Highlights, see (January 2022.) Also see this Research Opportunity Notice to help discover pulsars; join like-minded teens at Pulsar Search).
Business Meeting: All club meetings are open meetings. Business meetings are usually held on the Wednesday preceding the monthly meeting. Email our club president for the business meeting link.
Welcome! We hope your experience on our website is enjoyable and informative.
Who are we? Well, apart from our mission statement below:
- We are based in Southeast Michigan's Oakland County.
- We operate a semi-dark sky observing site at Addison Oaks County Park, which is the home of the club's 17.5" dobsonian and 14" SCT telescopes.
- We put on educational programs for local schools, parks, and other organizations, including Star Parties!
- Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy. You don't need to own optical equipment to join - everyone from complete beginners to grizzled veterans are most certainly welcome!
- We have meetings at 7:00 PM on the second Sunday of every month except May, open to all interested parties, for the exchange of knowledge, information, and interesting discussions concering all aspects of Astronomy. Meetings are held at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester, Michigan. (Directions):
We all look forward to seeing you at the next club function!
Interested in becoming a member? Fill out the Membership Form to request more free information or contact us: (About Us):
The Oakland Astronomy Club, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the following registered purpose:
"To provide astronomical education through ownership and operation of facilities for the benefit of the general public, both youth and adult; to make available instructors for the conduct of seminars and class room education, which shall be available to other institutions of learning, public and private, as well as programs for the general public; to do research and study in the science of astronomy; to receive, administer and disburse funds for the furtherance of its educational purposes as well as for other charitable, philanthropic and scientific purposes for the public good and welfare and for no other purposes."