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The CAAA meets at the Abrams Planetarium on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. A live star talk precedes the meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Annual dues are $12, which includes all club activities, a monthly meetings notice, the Sky Calendar, the quarterly publication of the Astronomical League, The Reflector. Contact info is at bottom of page.

Upcoming meetings: April 5, 2017

Our April 5 program was arranged courtesy of John French. His friends "The Stump Brothers" will perform astronomy and space oriented tunes under the planetarium dome. From The Stump Brothers promotional flyer:
"Reuben and Joe Stump perform music from the Great American Songbook and various jazz/pop standards from the 1920s through the 1960s. Their unique combination of ukulele and trumpet is worth hearing! Over the past several years, these talented brothers have performed at the Dimondale Farmerís Market, the Coffeehouse at All Saints, Sam Corey Senior Center, Holt Hometown Festival, Mighty Uke Day, Renegade Theatre Festival, Grand Ledge Island Art Fair, Glamperdale, and at private parties. Joe and Reuben attend Holt High School; they both take private music lessons and have attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for the past 5 years."

As always, please let me know if you have ideas or suggestions for upcoming programs.
Let's make sure the eclipse is a discussion topic at each meeting over the next few meetings. Thanks- Mike Rogers
Please email your program suggestions to me at


Fox park observatory open house: (Weather permitting)
The weekends of March 31, April 14 & 28
Astrophotography night is April 29th. Check their website for details
Click for Fox Park Observatory Contact for more info.

Astronomical Horizons Lecture:
April 20, 2017 at Abrams Planetarium
"TBA" Steve Kozlowski, Professor, Pyschology

Abrams Planetarium programs:
Family show: Ice Worlds
Feature show: One World, One Sky


2017 MSU Science Festival: April 7-23

Many activites throught the week, be sure to check it out.
SWAN 'Statewide Astronomy Night' is April 7th
We will be having the first MSU Observatory open house of the season on Friday, April 7th, 7:00-11:00 PM.

Observing and hands on activities at the Observatory for all ages! Hands on Activities will include learning about the composition of the universe using pudding, Oreos, and sprinkles, making a timeline of the universe, and exploring the components of light.

We usually setup telescopes outside the dome, and had a HUGE crowd last year- please come out and bring your telescope. Saturday night will be a normal Public observing night.

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Abrams Planetarium
755 Science Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone Numbers.

Planetarium Phone: (517) 355 4676
Club Treasurer's Phone: (517) 331 1737


Club President: