Jim Goodall

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Cloudy Nights Workshop

Brown Dwarf Star

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:  Brown Dwarfs: Bridging the Gap Between Stars and Planets A fascinating presentation on brown dwarf stars, by Jennifer Greco, PhD. Candidate from the University of Toledo Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Jennifer will take us on a tour of her research and interesting fun facts about low mass stars throughout our galaxy.

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The General Motors Astronomy Club hosts monthly events that are FREE and open to the public, including: Open Observing Night – monthly meeting at the Milford Proving Ground Softball Fields Sidewalk Astronomy – in the summer, GMAC sets up their telescopes on the sidewalk  in downtownMilford, where passersby can see Jupiter Saturn, or the Moon, or their way to …

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2019 Memberships Available Now!

Click to visit our Membership Page for details on our exciting member benefits!

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Thank You!

As 2018 draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank our members and supporters for a great year and look forward toward 2019.  Our club has grown to more than 50 members this year and we enjoyed many successful events together, including public observing nights, sidewalk astronomy, a meteorite hunt, and …

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Chili Cookoff on SATURDAY!

bowl of chili

Join us for our first annual Chili Cookoff!  Open to the public, everyone is welcome. See the Events page for details.

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Meteorite Hunt this Saturday!

treasure map

It’s not too late to sign up for the meteorite hunt!  Visit our Events Page for details.

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LIVE Prize Drawing Tomorrow at 8PM

GMAC Merchandise

Thanks to everyone who came to this year’s Astronomy At The Beach event on Friday and Saturday, there were more than 4000 people in attendance!  We had a great time sharing the night sky and met a ton of new people interested in our club.  Even if you didn’t attend, please take a moment to …

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August Newsletter

Coelostat in Tower 2

I am going to attempt to revive the monthly newsletter, if I can find time to create it.  The August newsletter is attached here: AUG2018 GMAC Newsletter If you would like to write an article for a future newsletter, please send it to me.

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McMath-Hulbert Observatory Debriefing

McMath-Hulbert Solar Observatory Then and Now

Brief History of the Solar Observatory The McMath-Hulbert Observatory (MHO), was founded in 1930 by three amateur astronomers, Francis McMath, his son Robert McMath, and Henry Hulbert, with the goal of enhancing their clever development of time lapse astrophotography, for outreach purposes. It soon garnered the interests of the University of Michigan and evolved into …

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Rent a Telescope!

Orion Skyquest 4.5 Dobsonian Telescope

Our club now has a telescope for rent as well as binoculars.  Visit our Online Store to check availability today.

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