Twin City Amateur Astronomers

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.
May Public Viewing Session Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:30 PM Galaxies of the Spring Sky

Our May viewing session will look at some of the many beautiful galaxies that are prevalent in the springtime.
In addition, we will have telescopes set up to observe other celestial objects.

With the unknown future state of the COVID-19 virus, be sure to check back here for confirmation about whether the event will be held in person
Sugar Grove Nature Center Tentative
Navigating with Stars Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:00 PM For centuries, navigators have relied on stars to identify directions, compute latitude, and even read local time. We will explore these ideas and examine the problem of measuring one’s longitude at sea – a fascinating problem that defeated some of the best minds in the world for many years. Sugar Grove Nature Center Tentative
Venus & Mars Tonight Saturday, July 10, 2021 8:30 PM Venus and Mars are alright tonight, but in the coming days Venus will pass Mars as seen in Earth’s evening sky. Venus is an inferior planet whereas Mars is a superior planet. Learn how and why they move as they do.

Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
Our Amazing Moon Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:30 PM 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. Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
The ISS: Past, Present, and Future Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:30 PM The International Space Station has been orbiting Earth since its launch in 2000. Since that time, millions of Earthlings have seen it course across our morning and evening sky. If you’ve never seen it, learn where, when, and how to do so. Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
Jupiter & Saturn Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:00 PM Jupiter and Saturn offer stark contrasts when compared to the inner planets. We will review how and why they formed in their current locations and their impact on the formation of the rest of the solar system. We will learn how the two greatest planets are similar yet different. Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled