Next Meeting

Oct 7 at 7 pm

Meeting Agenda

John Hodge
"Adventures with Variable Stars: You Too Can Be a Citizen Scientist"

Meeting Location

Owens Airport Conf. Room
1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC

Meeting will also be held virtually via Zoom. Meeting link will be emailed to members. Non-members can join via Facebook Live.


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MAC operates solely with the support of generous individuals, businesses and organizations throughout South Carolina. Your donation 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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COVID-19 Update

We will be returning to in-person meetings beginning on september 2, 2021. Club meetings will still be available virtualLY via Zoom FOR MEMBERS AND FACEBOOK LIVE FOR NON-MEMBERS. we are beginning to offer in-person outreach on a limited per-request basis and are still offering many virtual outreach events over facebook. Please check out our Facebook page for a listing of all virtual outreach events.

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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!

Wes Munn

President, MAC, Inc.


The MAC monthly meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Jim Hamilton–L.B. Owens Airport, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC. On occasion we are forced to change our usual time and/or location due to scheduling conflicts. Information for our next meeting is posted on the right sidebar of this page.

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