Night Sky 45 is the astronomy club of Salem Oregon.
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Do not miss Bernie Taylor as he mixes modern astronomy and it’s relations to 34,000 year old ancients of the Mediterranean region. Naturalist and author Bernie Taylor presents an origin of modern astronomy in European Paleolithic caves from 34,000 years ago that connects with global myths of hunter-gatherers and the ancients in the Mediterranean region. …
Spacefest is THE celebration of space for enthusiasts of every type! Our very own Stephanie Barth spent her summer vacation at Spacefest, and will take us there as she describes the first-hand stories from Apollo astronauts and flight controllers: –The wives and daughters of Gene Cernan and Alan Bean –The upcoming movie, “Searching for Skylab” …
Join us October 3rd as James Loftus presents: Growing Up With The Astronauts Speaker: James Loftus, director of the JPLMuseum* in Stayton, OR James will bring a few NASA artifacts from his father’s collection: a plug extracted from the Apollo 11 command module heat shield and a hyper-velocity impact demonstration piece. He will discuss our museum’s …
Night Sky 45, a.k.a NS45, met for the first time in April 1999. Our name is derived from our favorite topic, the night sky, and our latitude on the planet, the 45th parallel (latitude).
Night Sky 45 is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public.
Membership is open to anybody interested in astronomy and the night sky, regardless of experience or knowledge.
*Ownership of a telescope is not a requirement for membership.
Night Sky 45 was formed primarily as a viewing club, allowing people who share an interest in astronomy and related topics to join with others to share knowledge and observing experiences.
Monthly meetings are online, using Zoom, every second Wednesday at 7:00pm (There is no meeting in December due to the holidays). Several hours before the meeting, members are sent an announcement email showing how to join in.
While not a requirement for membership, we encourage members to share their interests and knowledge with members of the local community to further the enjoyment and understanding of astronomy and related topics.
Come share the magic of the universe with us.