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2022 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 August and September:  

  • August 11, 7-8:30pm  Jerry Chevrier, NASA Solar System Ambassador and member of the Oakland Astronomy Club, will discuss black holes, neutron stars, dark energy, and "Other Cool Things in the Universe" at the Rochester Hills Library. If weather permits, we'll reconvene after sundown to enjoy the night sky through telescopes.   Register for this program on the RHPL Event Calendar.

  • August 12, 9-11pm  As campers at Addison Oaks gather for the annual Zombies and Aliens weekend, what better night than the eve of the Perseid Meteor Showers to hear the story of Perseus, the slayer of the Gorgon, Medusa!   Meet us at the Camper's "Rec" Pavilion to learn the tale; weather permitting, we will be enchanted with telescopic views and tales of more of Summer's ghouls: Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer, Scorpius the Scorpion, and Hercules standing over the head of the slain dragon Draco!

  • August 13, 8-10pm  CANCELLED Due to Weather!   Join Dinosaur Hill and the Oakland Astronomy Club for "Summer Showers", a joint program sponsored by the Oakland Township Parks & Rec Department at Bear Creek Park. The program content will be rewarding for all ages, adults as well as families with children, as we prepare for the onset of the Perseid Meteor showers.   Weather permitting, we'll also share telescopic views of the summer night sky.   Registration is required for this program at Oakland Township Parks & Rec.

  • August 19,   A SPECIAL TWO-PART EVENT to celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope! If you have loved the images from the Hubble Space Telescope, then register for this program sponsored by West Bloomfield's Parks & Rec Department.   Three NASA Solar System Ambassadors, all members of the Oakland Astronomy Club, will share the latest images, technologies, mission objectives and status from our newest space telescope, in a two-part program. The early program is geared towards families and will include hands-on activities.   The later program will be "meatier" and, weather permitting, will feature live views of the night sky through club-member telescopes.   Register for either of these two programs using the keyword James Webb at the West Bloomfield Township Parks & Rec website.

  • September 2, 8-11pm  An astronomy program for the campers at Addison Oaks County Park!   Learn about the Moon in a short orientation; then, weather permitting, see it first-hand in our telescopes. Later as the sky darkens, drink-in views of Saturn, Jupiter, and awe-inspiring sights that can only be seen in a telescope!

  • September 16,   Explore the rings of Saturn and other night sky delights at West Bloomfield's annual family campout at Marshbank Park with the Oakland Astronomy Club.   Register for this program using the keyword "Camp Out" at the West Bloomfield Township Parks & Rec website.

  • September 16-17,   Astronomy at the Beach - Michigan's largest FREE astronomy event! (Note: State Park Recreation Passport is Required.)   Brought to you by the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs, of which we are a proud member. Our 26th year! This year, we will be returning to a live in-person event, sharing a formidable array of awe-inducing telescopes!   For program details, visit GLAAC Astronomy at the Beach!.


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