Jim Goodall

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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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Peregrine Falcon Viewing & Star Party

The General Motors Astronomy Club will be joining the Warren Peregrine Falcon Group next Thursday, June 14th, for some birdwatching and stargazing. Feel free to bring a chair, binoculars, and a telescope, if you have one. We will be sharing our telescopes to view the birds and then enjoying the night sky afterward, if the …

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New Club Logo !

GMAC Logo

The club would like to extend a special thanks to our Senior Astronomer, Tony Licata, for his artwork, which was chosen as the official logo of the General motors Astronomy Club.  Tony has been a dedicated member of the club since it was founded last year we sincerely appreciate his contributions.        

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M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy

A spiral galaxy, visible to telescopes under dark skies, can be seen in close interaction with it’s smaller neighbor, NGC5195.  The distance to this galaxy pair is estimated at 23 million light years.

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M27 – Dumbell Nebula

A planetary nebula, the remains of an exploded star, in the constellation Vulpecula.

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