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BOARD MEETINGS
The Club Board meetings are held at 7:00PM the first Thursday of each month and are open to members.

GENERAL MEETINGS
The Club general meetings are held at 7:00PM the fourth Thursday of each month and are open to members. Check out our calendar of events  page for details.

OBSERVING SITE
The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club has an established Island Lake Observing Location by permit, at the Spring Mill Pond area of the Island Lake Recreational Area in Brighton, Michigan located near the intersections of I-96 and US-23. All club members  have the  responsibility for opening, closing and locking the gate after the park’s 10:00pm closing time. Access for the lock should be available from one of our club members or club officers at the observing site during an observing session
All visiting guests must be accompanied by a Ford Amateur Astronomy Club member. Please send a note to us at our Club eMail to let us know that you would like to attend an observing session so that we can make arrangements for you. Always lock the gate behind you after 10:00pm whether entering or leaving the park. Don’t forget to place the key back in the lock box immediately after use. It is our only means of entering and exiting the park after hours.

Club Information Tri-fold

Information on our club can be found in our club tri-fold which can be downloaded here 

FAAC Tri-fold Brochure 20130802
FAAC Tri-fold Brochure 20130802
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MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Membership to the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club is open to both Ford and Non-Ford Motor Company employees. The general public is also welcome to join. The dues structure is as follows:

New member Annual Dues: Covers an individual and that Individuals family  – $30

Yearly Renewals if paid before Jan 30th – $25

Yearly Renewals if paid After Jan 30th – $30

Membership benefits include an on-line subscription to the Star Stuff newsletter, discounts on subscriptions to Astronomy and/or Sky & Telescope magazine(s), after hours use of the observing site at Island Lake Recreational Area and discounts at selected area astronomical equipment retailers. Here is an application if you want to fill it out and send it to the treasurer.

Past Star Stuff Newsletters are on-line and ready for viewing. Click on “Newsletter” on the left.

 

2017 Officer’s of the Club

President                   Liam Finn                              President@fordastronomyclub.com

Vice President           Timothy Dey                           VP@fordastronomyclub.com

Secretary                  Jessica Edwards                      Secretary@fordastronomyclub.com

Treasurer                  Mike Bruno                             Treasurer@fordastronomyclub.com<

Newsletter Editor       Syed Saifullah                        StarStuff@fordastronomyclub.com

Social Media              Liam Finn                               SocialMedia@fordastronomyclub.com

Webmaster                Liam Finn                               webmaster@fordastronomyclub.com

Club Email                                                              info@fordastronomyclub.com

Astronomy For Everyone                                            AFE@fordastronomyclub.com

Past Club Officers can be found HERE

Click here for a copy of the Club By-Laws 

FAAC ByLaws June 2009 PDF
FAAC ByLaws June 2009 PDF
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