Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri
The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) is the primary outreach activity of the Alliance for Astronomy, Inc (AfA) which is a Missouri non-profit corporation organized for the public benefit with the mission to promote awareness, appreciation and education in astronomy and related sciences.
Volunteers with ASEM conduct several meetings and activities every month which are free and open to the public. Among these are:
General Membership meeting on the second Saturday of each month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. These meetings provide a forum for socializing with like-minded people with interests in astronomy, feature a pot-luck supper (6pm-7pm), programs ranging from quite basic to somewhat advanced. See Meetings Page for more information.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) also conduct monthly meetings:
The Digital Imaging SIG meeting on the third Tuesday of the each month from 7:00 until ? focuses on astrophotography and features advanced help for beginners in this exciting topic. Meetings are continuing to be virtual via Zoom. See Meeting Page for more information.
Beginners Meeting is now held from 5pm to 6pm on the second Saturday of each month (in conjunction with the regular Membershipe Meeting). See Meeting Page for more information.
Friday Night Open House (FNOH) is at the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Area where the club maintains large telescopes plus any number of member instruments for public viewing. These events are every Friday night - weather permitting - and start at the later of 7:00 pm (Winter) or at Sunset (Spring, Summer, Fall) and usually last for 2 hours or so.
Would you like to help contribute to our efforts to bring Astronomy to the people? Here are a few suggested ways:
Join our club ($50/yr)! Even if you do not participate, we welcome your donation. Membership form
Buy our club calendar ($15 + shipping), featuring beautiful astro-images taken ONLY by our own club members!! The page format is 12"x9". Orders taken Nov 1 to Dec 31 each year. To place orders, please contact: Treasurer@asemonline.org .