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President Gordon Hansen
Vice Pres Jon Blum
Secretary Doug Bauer

Treasurer Chuck Jones
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Jennifer Zdanowski
Webmaster Greg Ozimek
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The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club holds regular general meetings open to the public on the fourth Thursday of every* month at 5:30 PM. Meetings are held at Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) Administrative Services and Conference Center (ASCC map)   Berry Amphitheater. (effective May, 2009).

*Except November and December  (Thanksgiving Day and Christmas holidays) when special dates are selected.

The Club Board meetings are held at 5:00PM the first Thursday of each month and are open to members.

The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club holds regular ASTRO IMAGING SIG meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM in the same room as the general membership meetings, the Berry Amphitheater in the ASCC (Administrative Services and Conference Center), at HFCC.

The Ford Amateur Astronomy Club has an established observing site , 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 FAAC 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.

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 Individual/Family

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.

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