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2021 Community Outreach Event Calendar


Monthly Observing Nights Hosted at our club's dark sky park.   See Notes Below*** for Site Location
In accordance with best practices, New Moon Observing Nights Via Eyepiece are suspended until further notice..
To be notified of EAA and other viewing opportunities send an email to outreach AT oaklandastronomy.net

          Community-Hosted Outreach Events Scheduled for July and August:


  • July 16, 9-11:00pm  The Oakland Astronomy Club presents "Moon Shine" as a special event for registered campers at Addison Oaks County Park. Learn to find your way around the night sky. And if the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescopic Views of the Q1 moon via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Register with the Addison Oaks Campground Programs Coordinator.

  • July 21, 10-11:00pm  The Oakland Astronomy Club joins the adult night-hikers in West Bloomfield. After the hike, learn to find your way around the night sky. And if the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescopic Views of the waxing gibbous moon via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration with West Bloomfield Parks & Rec is required.

  • July 24, 1-2:30pm Travel to the sun with the Oakland Astronomy Club and Oakland County Parks naturalists at Red Oaks Nature Center. If the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescope Views of the sun via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration is required. Call the Park at (248-858-0916).

  • July 29, 1-2:00pm  The Oakland Astronomy Club presents a solar program for the Northville District Library. And if the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescopic Views of the sun via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration with the Library is required.

  • July 30, 9-10:00pm  The Oakland Astronomy Club is the finale event for Youth Day-Campers in West Bloomfield. Learn to find your way around the night sky. And if the skies are fair, we'll be looking at the Third Quarter Moon via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration with West Bloomfield Parks & Rec is required.

  • August 9, 10pm-1am  As a special event for registered campers at Groveland Oaks County Park, the Oakland Astronomy Club presents "Explore the Night Sky". If the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescope Views of the summer sky via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors.

  • August 13, 9-10:30pm  The Oakland Astronomy Club teams up with Oakland Township Parks & Rec to share "Moons and Meteors at Marsh View Park". In addition to the presentation, if the skies are fair, we'll get telescopic closeups of the Waxing Crescent moon and see treasures of the Milky Way via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration with Parks & Rec is required. Click HERE to register.

  • August 21, 1-2:30pm Learn about our nearest star. Join the Oakland Astronomy Club and the Oakland County Parks naturalists at Independence Oaks Wint Nature Center. If the skies are fair, we'll also share Telescope Views of the sun via no-contact electronic eyepieces and monitors. Registration is required. Call the Park at (248-858-0916).


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***Notes...   

If your group or organization would like our club to do a presentation or conduct an observing night for one of your events, see our "About Us" page.

The OAC Observing Site is located at:  Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W. Romeo Road, just 20 minutes North of Rochester, MI.     Follow the Park signs to the parking lot of the Buhl Estate.    Your host from the Oakland Astronomy Club will meet you at the West end of the parking lot.

Observing nights are when the moonlight will not obscure dim objects. A senior club member has volunteered to be the key contact for the evening(s) listed.   Call the contact listed above for the weekend of interest!  The club member will determine, based on weather conditions, which one of the two nights will be best.  If the skies are clear - the club member has agreed to be at the site as long as one or more people have contacted them. 

 

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