Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association

Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-18-2020 under NEWS

Another hobby embraced by many West Michiganders throughout 2020: amateur astronomy. Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to COVID-19, the Veen Observatory in Lowell was able to stay open to the public for...

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U of M Physics professor speaks at astronomy association meeting

by (magical)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NEWS

Universtiy of Michigan physics professor Fred Adams was the guest speaker for the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association's (GRAAA) meeting on May 16, 2013. The GRAAA met at Schuler Books on 28th St. The presentation lasted for about 45...

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Spring moon and Saturn attract 500 gazers around GR

by (George)

Submitted 04-20-2010 under NEWS

An estimated 500+ space-enthusiasts took in clear viewings of both the waxing crescent moon and Saturn at last night’s Spring Moon Gaze. The event, sponsored by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association (GRAAA), was held in a dozen parking...

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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes...

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