Fall Semester 2017:       The Astronomy Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, in the Physics classroom, room 112 in the Science Building # 34.

The Astronomy Club at NFCC consists of a group of students, employees, and faculty who are interested in exploring the universe. You do not have to be enrolled in the astronomy class or any of the science classes to be a member. Genuine interest in the cosmos, space, space travel, or the night sky are a sufficient requirements to join the club. Guests are welcome at our regular meetings.

The attendees, at each club meeting, have access to all on-campus instruments, optical and radio telescopes, and the remote Astronomical Observatory for night or day observations. On cloudy nights we work on the observation plan for the next meeting, process image data acquired at previous meetings, or discuss astronomy-related topics.

For special celestial events, the Astronomy Club invites the public to join in the most astonishing adventures. In the recent past, we have searched for comets, monitored the planet Venus on its course, and currently we are working on a long-term observation project following the Asteroid Vesta in its orbit around the sun.

For information contact Dr. Maresch: mareschg@nfcc.edu.