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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NOTE the May 2022 Special Meeting Date and Time!
(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).
May's meeting will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. Tonight's main presentation is titled "One Sky, Many Cultures". Just in time for tonight's TOTAL Lunar Eclipse, Gary Deitz will broaden our horizons by sharing cultural perspectives on heavenly objects and events. After the main presentation we will enjoy Dave's Monthly Visual-Observer Guided Tour, photo sharing, updates on the club's planned dark sky camping and more! Even better, Gary will also arrange for clear skies after the meeting so we can gather as a club to witness tonight's TOTAL Lunar Eclipse! WOW!!! Thanks, Gary! (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 Spring 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 (May 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."