Welcome to the Atlanta Astronomy Club

We are open to all levels of interest from beginners to professionals, babies to retirees! All are welcome to join!

Atlanta Astronomy Club, Inc.
PO Box 76155
Atlanta GA 30358-1155
Timely information on the night sky and astronomy in the Atlanta area.


Posted on April 6th, 2016 by dherron

***Note Meeting Location Change for April***

Please join us for the next meeting of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, to be
held on Saturday, April 16th at 3PM in planetarium in the Math &
Science Building, Emory University. The address is 400
Doman Drive, Decatur.

Parking is free at the parking deck behind the
Math & Science Building. Access is on Oxford Road next to the Barnes &
Noble Book Store. You will need to push the button and get a ticket but
when you leave you won’t need to pay. Enter the lower level of the
building from the parking deck. A short beginner’s program will be
presented at 2PM. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Erin Bonning of the
Emory University Department of Physics.

Dr. Bonning will present a talk about relativity and the recent detection of
gravitational waves by the LIGO gravitational-wave observatories.

April Focal Point Now Available

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by dherron

The April edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here

Table of Contents:
Page 1… April Meeting, Membership Renewal, Next BoD meeting
Page 2… March Meeting Report & Photos, From the President
Page 3… CE March Meeting Report, Next CE Mtg, AL Info
Page 4… Zombie Party, Rosette Nebula, Transit of Mercury
Page 5… “Journey to the Center of Our Galaxy”
Page 6… “Hubble Unveils Monster Stars”
Page 7… Sidewalk Events, AAC Online, Memberships, Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

Tennessee Spring Star Party 2016 (not a AAC Event)

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by dherron

The Astronomy in the Parks Society, Cumberland Astronomical Society, Dyer Observatory and Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting the Tennessee Spring Star Party 2016 on May 6-8 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee.

As in the past, TSSP 2016 is free to attend and registration is not required. All are welcome to attend and are responsible for their food and lodging.

There will be all night observing Friday and Saturday night on the observing field (observers are permitted to nap in their vehicles, but camping on the observing field is not permitted)

There will be public viewing Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00-10:00pm

Come enjoy a weekend under the stars at one of Tennessee’s premier parks. Fall Creek Falls has a family friendly atmosphere with activities offered for all ages.


March Focal Point Now Avalible

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by dherron

The March edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here

Table of Contents:
Page 1… March Meeting, Membership Renewal, From the President
Page 2… February Meeting Report & Photos
Page 3… CE February Meeting Report & Photos
Page 4… Next CE Mtg, Zombie Party, M35 Image, Infant Galaxy
Page 5… “A Visit to Mount Wilson Observatory”
Page 6… Infant Galaxy (Cont), AAC Events, Pluto Methane Snow
Page 7… AAC Online, Memberships, Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by dherron

New to astronomy and have a few question on where to start? Check out our new Beginners Guide to Astronomy. Check back frequently as we add more information and tips.

AAC’s Night Sky Network Events Calendar

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by dherron

Atlanta Astronomy Club Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network

Join the Night Sky Network!

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by dherron

All current members of the Atlanta Astronomy Club are invited to join the Night Sky Network. The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the general public.

You can use the Night Sky Network as a resource to locate astro events around the country, download handouts, presentations, hands on learning tools etc, and see what other clubs are up to.

Joining the network will allow you to get reminders of upcoming events which may interest you (if you want to, you can always opt out of the reminders during signup).

Join the network now!