Other Club Resources
- Join Our Mailing List – sign-up so you don’t miss anything!
- Our Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook
- GMAC Yammer Group – GM internal forum (employees only)
- GMAC Sharepoint Site – our internal website we set up before this one. We will probably phase this out in 2018.
Nearby Astronomy Clubs
If we are not conveniently located for your celestial needs, perhaps one of our neighbors can help:
- Warren Astronomical Society – Warren, MI
- University Lowbrow Astronomers – Ann Arbor, MI
- Ford Amateur Astronomy Club – Dearborn, MI
- Seven Ponds Astronomy Club – Dryden, MI
- Farmington Community Stargazers – Farmington, MI
- Oakland Astronomy Club – Rochester, MI
- The Astronomy Club at Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, MI
- WSU Student Astronomical Society – Detroit, MI
- UMich Student Astronomical Society – Ann Arbor, MI
- Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs – organizing body for the Astronomy At the Beach event.
Whether you are looking to get started in amateur astronomy or you are a seasoned veteran, some of these products may be of interest to you:
- Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope – Great scope for beginners.
- 2018 Guide to the Night Sky – The ideal resource for beginning sky watchers in 2018.
- TopElek LED Clip Reading Lamp – Convenient clip-on rechargeable light, many versatile uses.
- Taillight Repair Tape – Great for converting a white light into a more night-vision friendly red one
Recommended Websites & Software
- MPG Historical Society / Retiree Club – a group of General Motors retirees who act as caretakers of the history of the Milford Proving Grounds (MPG) and meet weekly for breakfast in Milford.
- Boon Hill Amateur Astronomy – a blog from one of our club members, Doug Bock (also see feed below)
- Dark Site Finder – An excellent map of general light pollution
- Light Pollution Map – A more detailed light pollution map, with different sources
- Heavens Above – A great resource for tracking satellites, predicting Iridium flares, ISS, etc.
- TheSkyLive – Great website with planet, asteroid, and comet data in an easy-to-use format. Includes online planetarium and 3D Solar System simulator.
- Stellarium – Excellent free planetarium software for exploring the night sky from anywhere.