The Western Montana Astronomical Association was founded in 1982 and is located in Missoula, Montana. Our club is dedicated to a personal appreciation of astronomy and to expanding public awareness of the night sky and astronomical happenings. With over 20 members and an assortment of equipment, the club hosts monthly meetings, participates in outreach events, and helps to support the Blue Mountain Observatory’s open houses. Our club also supports a number of libraries in western Montana with their telescope checkout programs.
See below for the latest information on upcoming events. 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 page. Please feel free to come to a meeting or email the club and we will be happy to help you with any questions you might have.
WMAA Meeting Information
We typically have our monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8pm at the Missoula Public Library, 455 E. Main St. Meetings are held in Room 134 of the building, the spectrUM Discovery Area’s classrom. In the interest of keeping things varied, some months we meet at other locations, host social events at a club member’s house, or participate in outreach events in lieu of our meeting – see the Upcoming Events calendar for accurate information on where our meeting will be held, and feel free to email questions through the Contact Us page.
Clear Sky Chart
Astronomical viewing conditions near Missoula, MT courtesy of the Clear Sky Chart