About Us

The Northern Sky Astronomical Society is an amateur astronomy club based in Grand Forks, ND. We are a UND associated club but membership is open to the public. Anyone with an interest in astronomy is welcome. We enjoy observing the sky and educating others about astronomy.

We usually meet every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00PM. Check the schedule for changes. Remember, equipment and extensive knowledge of astronomy is not required.


May 12 Club Meeting at 7PM in Memorial Union, Agassiz room
May 23/24 Possible major new meteor shower, May Camelopardalids Star Party at UND Observatory
August 22/23 Star Party in north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

UND Observatory

Star parties at the UND Observatory are open to the public.
You can find it on Google Maps or print this simple map
-Take HW2 west to mile marker 346 and turn left.
-After one mile, turn right.
-After another mile, turn left.
-You will see the observatory on your left after about 1/2 mile.
Maintained by Dean Smith
Questions or comments can be directed here