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Calendar of Events

The Calendar of all scheduled club events is shown here. For additional detail about the event, follow the link in the Event column.
You can also download our Public Observing Session brochure.
EventDateDescriptionWhereStatus
May Public Observing - Our Magnificent Moon Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:45 PM Our Magnificent Moon
The moon has many regular features and changing appearances. Learn about our nearest neighbor in space, and observe the 5-day-old moon through a telescope.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
June Public Observing - Jupiter – The King of the Planets Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00 PM Jupiter – The King of the Planets
The solar system’s largest planet, learn about this gas giant and its many amazing moons. Jupiter is so large it can hold as many as 1,300 planet Earths.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Public Library Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:30 PM The TCAA will present a program for the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Public Library for kids (K-5th grade) for their summer reading program. Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Public Library Scheduled
July Public Observing - Saturn – The Ringed Wonder Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00 PM Saturn – The Ringed Wonder
Our beautiful ringed planet is showing its glories this month. Join us in exploring the planet, its moons, and results from NASA’s decades-long Cassini mission.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
August Public Observing - Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:30 PM Perseid Meteor Shower
Earth year during the mid-August, Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift–Tuttle and this results in a meteor show. This year’s prospects for observing are good.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
September Public Observing - Mars – The Red Planet Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:00 PM Mars – The Red Planet
Every 25 months the Red Planet graces our evening sky. This year Mars will make its closest approach in many years, and will appear it largest in decades.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
October Public Observing - Globular Clusters Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00 PM Globular Clusters
These star clusters are among the very oldest star systems within the Milky Way galaxy. Today a swarm of perhaps 150 tightly-packed clusters orbit the core of our home galaxy.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled