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Upcoming Events

Missoula Public Library Telescope

Interested in checking out one of the Missoula Public Library's two telescope? Come to the library on Monday, August 7th to learn all about the telescopes and how to use them. General use of the telescopes will be covered, but bring your questions about asrtonomy too. Safe viewing and the science behind the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st will also be covered, including some hand on demonstrations. This event takes place form 6-8pm in the Large Meeting Room at the Missoula Public Library.

From July through August

WMAA will not have a regular monthly meeting. We will instead be present at the Blue Mountain Observatory open houses throughout the summer with telescopes and information. The dates are as follows, and more information about start times as well as ticket reservations can be found on their website. Please check their website for information on the weather before heading up for any of these events!

  • June 16th
  • June 23rd
  • July 14th
  • July 21th
  • August 25th
  • September 15th
  • September 22nd


Club Information

Whoever said there is no such thing as time travel obviously wasn't an astronomer. Here at the Western Montana Astronomical Association, we look back in time to see things much older than any living person. Founded in 1982 and located in Missoula, Montana our club is dedicated to a personal appreciation of astronomy and to expanding public awareness of the night sky.

With over 20 members and an assortment of equipment, the club offers several public star parties each year. For the latest information on upcoming events, check this site from time to time. Please feel free to address questions (e.g., how do I join the club or how do I make this new telescope work or where can I find answers about interests in astronomy?) through the Contact Us form. Please feel free to come to a meeting or email to the club and we will be happy to help with any question you might have.


Western Montana Astronomical Association 2017