Next Meeting

September 7 - 7 pm

Location: Richland Main Library

Speaker: TBD

MP: Fall Astrophoto Contest

Upcoming Observing

26 Aug: Sidewalk Astronomy 7-10pm - Hunter-Gatherer Brewery, 900 Main St, Columbia

16 Sept: Primary OS

23 Sept: Alternate OS

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Our club operates solely on the donations of generous individuals and companies in SC. Your donation, no matter how small or large, goes a long way to support our club's outreach programs across the Midlands reaching thousands throughout our community annually. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are 100% tax deductible.

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For over 40 years, Midlands Astronomy Club, Inc. (MAC) has existed to further the general knowledge of Astronomy in the South Carolina area. This continuing goal is shared by our members, representing many walks of life. Our members have a great range of expertise, from beginner to advanced, with a few professionals. You could say that we are definitely a group of enthusiastic amateurs. No matter what degree of experience in Astronomy you have, I know that the members will welcome you and be glad to share their knowledge.

Our bylaws detail the goals of MAC, but simply stated, they are to educate persons interested in Astronomy. The forum for this education is fostered by the atmosphere of fellowship provided at monthly MAC meetings and observing sessions.

Feel free to call on any board member with ideas, suggestions, or questions. We will try to provide answers to all of your astronomical questions and will make the effort to implement ideas or suggestions.

The Midlands Astronomy Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Clear skies!

Marc Bremmer

President, MAC, Inc.

Donate Your Solar Glasses

To donate your solar glasses, simply bring your glasses (in any condition) to one of our drop-off sites listed below. Additionally, you can mail in your solar glasses to us at P.O. Box 2527, Columbia, SC 29202. Your donation will support future outreach programs throughout the Midlands, and any excess donations will be donated to Astronomers Without Borders.

  • Richland Library Main Branch - 1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC
  • Richland Library Cooper - 5317 North Trenholm Road Columbia, SC
  • Richland Library Ballentine - 1200 Dutch Fork Rd. Irmo, SC
  • Richland Library Blythewood - 218 McNulty Street Blythewood, SC
  • Richland Library Eastover - 608 Main Street Eastover, SC
  • Richland Library Sandhills - 763 Fashion Drive Columbia, SC
  • Richland LIbrary Southeast - 7421 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC
  • Jeep Rogers Family YMCA - 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Columbia, SC
  • Northwest Family YMCA - 1501 Kennerly Road, Irmo, SC
  • Ballentine Family YMCA - 1079 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC
  • Downtown Columbia YMCA - 1447 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
  • Orangeburg County YMCA - 2550 Saint Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC
  • Lexington Family YMCA - 401 YMCA Road, Lexington, SC

Note: All glasses will be assessed for their condition and safety. Any glasses that are found to be damaged or otherwise deemed unsafe will be used for educational purposes other than direct solar observation.

Meetings

The MAC monthly meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm in either the 2nd floor auditorium of the Richland County Public Library at 1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC or in the Main Conference Room of the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport at 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC. The next meeting's location will be posted with the meeting announcement at the top righthand side of the page.

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