The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association includes individuals with wide levels of expertise and knowledge of the science of Astronomy, from the beginner to professional. For over fifty years the GRAAA continues to flourish, due to the enthusiasm and dedication of its members.
The GRAAA is active in the local community, sponsoring many observing and educational sessions for the people of West Michigan.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing the study of astronomy and promoting astronomy and science education to the community.
The GRAAA opens the James C. Veen Observatory to the public on the second and last Saturdays of the month ,if the skies are clear.Please call the Starwatch number -[masked] - for updates and the status of a particular night if the weather conditions are questionable. You can also find updated information on our Twitter feed and our Facebook group.
Along with the observatory telescopes, association members set up their own telescopes so that visitors can view the splendors of the night sky. Visitors can tour the facility and enjoy an audio-visual presentation about the GRAAA and the James C. Veen Observatory.
Admission for public nights are $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, and free for children under 5 years of age.
Check out the GRAAA website for more information http://www.graaa.org/
What you will see at the next the public viewing night at the James C. Veen , Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Deep Sky Objects