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Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
P.O. Box 7527
Dearborn, Michigan 48121-7527 USA
Tel: 313-757-2582
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2016 CLUB OFFICERS and Other Positions

President Tim Campbell
Vice Pres Timothy Dey
Secretary Jessica Edwards

Treasurer Gordon Hansen
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GENERAL MEETINGS   HFC Locations Map (see page 2)

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.

2016 PROPOSED Speaker Schedule for
FAAC General Meetings

Check the current month's Star Stuff for the latest updates




May 26 Dr. Les Johnson Interstellar Travel: Is It Possible? Gordon Hansen Canon 60Da
JUNE 23 Dr. Misconi An Immigrant's Journey into the Cosmos Tim Dey Meade Light Switch
JULY 28 Doug Bauer South Carolina Star Parties Tim Campbell TBD
AUGUST 25 Dr. Nicolle Zellner 2017 Eclipse Impacts in the Earth-Moon System - What, When, and Why  
SEPTEMBER 22 Tim Campbell Earth, Sun and Stars Gary Repella The Lunar 100
OCTOBER 27 Sandra Macika Meteorites George Korody The Photon Machine
DECEMBER 1 TBD Planetarium Presentation FAAC Planetarium Staff  
JANUARY 26 Please      
FEBRUARY 23 Sign      
MARCH 23 UP!      

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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