The Quad Cities Astronomical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating an interest in the science of astronomy within the Quad Cities, nurturing an ongoing desire by our members to study the cosmos, and to providing members of our community opportunities to experience the Joy and Beauty of Astronomy.

Our club observatory is located at Sherman Park, north of Dixon, IA. It houses a 20" EQ mounted Newtonian reflector in a roll-off roofed building as well as a 16" Newtonian reflector in a dome and several "loner" scopes for the use of club members and at star parties.

We hold public star parties the last Saturday of each month April through September (weather permitting) beginning shortly after sunset at the Sherman Park Observatory. We also host the annual Eastern Iowa Star Party.

Membership is $20 for an individual and $10 for each additional family member 16 years of age and up. Membership includes access to member section of this website, use of club facilities and scopes, a discount on Sky & Telescope Magazine subscription, and a great feeling of being a part of the best club this side of the Mississippi!

Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00pm at St. Ambrose University's McCarthy Hall on the first floor .

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