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2024 Community Outreach Event Calendar

Monthly Public Observing Nights,   Click for the directions to the Club Observing Site.
To join our guest list and be invited to Public Observing Nights at our semi-dark-sky observing platform at Addison Oaks County Park, send an email to outreach AT

         Community-Hosted Outreach Events Scheduled for February and March:    

  • February 10  Step out into the winter night at Shelby Township's Burgess-Shelby Nature Center for a lantern-lit hike, hot chocolate, and stargazing! The Oakland Astronomy Club will provide a brief orientation to the treasures of the winter skies and then, weather permitting, will share their telescopes. See these treats for yourself!   Pre-Register for this free event (use keyword wintlum.1) to be notified by the nature center of event updates!

  • February 24  Get "Eclipse Ready" at the Franklin Library!   Learn what we Michiganders can expect to see during the Total Eclipse of April 8th.   Get free solar eclipse glasses--required during the entire eclipse for all Michigan observers!   Weather permitting, directly observe the roiling sun for yourself in high-end, safe solar telescopes, courtesy of the Oakland Astronomy Club.

  • March 7  Enjoy S'mores toasting over a crackling campfire at Bloomer Park; and, weather permitting, observe the amazing stars of the Winter night sky through the telescopes of Oakland Astronomy Club members.   If it's a cloudy night, enjoy a guided night hike, owl calling, and more led by Rochester Hills Park Naturalists.   Register with Rochester Hills' Outdoor Engagement Team

  • March 8  Oakland Township's historic homestead at Cranberry Lake Farm, what a great setting to observe Orion at its peak!   Join us for this early-evening program on a dark, moonless night.   We'll start with an indoor orientation to the "Stars of the Hunter."   Then, weather permitting, use the telescopes of our club members to get an eyeful of these celestial beauties, amazing stellar nurseries, and even the galaxies crouching within the Bear and the Lion.   Register with Oakland Township Parks/Rec.

  • March 16  Learn about the April 8th Solar Eclipse and be prepared to observe it safely!   Every attendee at this Auburn Hills Public Library program will go home with a pair of approved eclipse viewing glasses--which in our observing area will be necessary to use throughout the ENTIRE eclipse cycle!!   And, weather permitting, we will also share safe views of the sun using the Oakland Astronomy Club member's specially equipped telescopes.   Registration is not required for this program.

  • March 19  Learn about the April 8th Solar Eclipse and prepare to observe it safely in this adult-oriented evening program at the Waterford Township Library.   Attendees will receive a pair of approved eclipse viewing glasses.   Registration with the library is required.

  • March 23  Join the Oakland Astronomy Club at West Bloomfield's Activity/Nature Center for this family-oriented program to learn about the sunny side of astronomy!   Learn about solar viewing and how to view a solar eclipse safely.   Every attendee will receive an approved pair of eclipse observing glasses.   Registration with the activity center is required.

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