Night Sky 45 is the astronomy club of Salem Oregon.

The site is in the process of moving here and getting a quick overhaul – stay tuned.

You can also find us on our public Facebook group.




7P-9P Wednesday February 7th, 2018


Chemeketa Planetarium
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
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Presentation: Remote Astronomy

Now days anyone can connect to a telescope under the clear dark skies of California, Arizona or New Mexico as if they were in your backyard.

Our speaker this month is Tom Carrico, a retired Electrical Engineer and amateur astrophotographer. Tom will describe his experiences using “hosted equipment” all over the Southwest United States.

NightSky45 Astronomy Club of Salem Oregon February 7th 2018 Meeting Poster



When Galaxies Collide
NightSky45 Astronomy Club January Meeting Poster image.


~ Note: No December meeting ~

How Bright? How Old? How Far?

Why Mars?
NightSky45 Astronomy Club October 4th 2017 Meeting Poster: Why Mars?

The Great Solar Eclipse 2017


10 : 17 : 21 AM


Monday August 21, 2017 Salem, Or (earlier the farther West from Salem you are)
Western Oregon Solar Eclipse Viewing Detail
A one-page information sheet. Print and pass on to your non-astronomer friends.For printing on one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

 Solar Eclipse Workshop

NightSky 45 Astronomy Club 8/2 Meeting Poster

Eclipse Photography – Techniques and Equipment

NightSky45 Astronomy Club July 5, 2017 meeting poster
Eclipse Photography:
Techniques and Equipment

Heliophisycs and the Study of the Sun

NightSky45 Astronomy Club Meeting poster for May 3rd 2017


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 held in Chemeketa Community College Planetarium on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30PM.

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.


We’re Back After The Holiday Break

Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and great start to the new year. We are starting off 2018 with a great presentation on January 3rd from Dr. Katherine Kornei: When Galaxies Collide “The universe contains billions of galaxies, which occasionally collide with one another in spectacular events known as galaxy mergers. I’ll share new imagery …