Night Sky 45 is the astronomy club of Salem Oregon.

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You can also find us on our public Facebook group.


Christmas Star

After all that has happened in 2020, the year will end with a beautiful, bright, star-like celestial event in the western twilight – a much-needed “candle in the dark”.  This rare event called a conjunction will bring two bright planets, Jupiter and Saturn, very close together in the sky.  Normally widely separated, on occasion they …

Another “Do Not Miss” Presentation . . .

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. …

11/7 Stephanie Barth Presents: Spacefest IX: My Summer Vacation

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” …


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 on the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30PM online. Details are emailed to members prior to the start of each meeting. Become a member by completing the form below

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.

Become A Member

NS45 Membership Request Form

Initial request to become a NightSky45 member.
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