Below is the tentative calendar for 2017. Dates may be changed due to viewing conditions at any time. We will try to update this page to inform you ahead of time if any event has been postponed. You are welcome to call the Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers secretary (at the Newaygo Conservation District) at 231-924-2060 Ext. #5 for more information at any time.


*Weather permitting. Admission for Star Party Open House is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for 17 and younger, and free for children under 5 years of age.

Come equipped. Flashlights will be helpful for finding your way around in the dark, but should be kept directed toward the ground so as not to interfere with observing activities. Insect repellent and warm clothing (particularly for feet, head and hands) are strongly encouraged during appropriate seasons. Parts of the observatory are heated and cooled but the main telescope area in the building is open to the night air.

Please keep in mind that the quality of your observation will depend on weather and viewing conditions. SFW Observatory can not guarantee pre-scheduled events when conditions are not suitable. With every event we automatically schedule a make-up date. If the make-up date does not work out as well, we will reschedule again. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to liability, no pets are allowed at the observatory.

DSA = Newaygo County Dark Sky Astronomers

All events will take place at the observatory unless otherwise noted.


Dark Sky Astronomers 2016 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

February 16, Fremont Chamber of Commerce Office downtown Fremont
March 15, Fremont Chamber of Commerce Office downtown Fremont
April 19, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC
May 17, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC
June 21, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC
July 19, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory
August 16, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC
September 20, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory
October 18, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC
November 15, Stephen F. Wessling Observatory Lab B KFEC

As always, all guests are welcome to attend any of our meetings to learn about our organization and to participate in our celestial activities.

Special Events for DSA members
July 30, 2016 , Joint observing session at the Veen Observatory in Lowell with the GRAAA, Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomers Association.
October 1, 2016, DSA will be hosting a joint observing session with the GRAAA and the MAS, Muskegon Astronomical Society at 7:00pm

 

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Stephen F. Wessling Observatory is located at 6523 West Baseline Road, Fremont, Michigan 49412 -- Newaygo Conservation District -- Phone: 231924-2060 Ext. #5