While member clubs run their own events, one NCRAL member club runs the annual NCRAL Convention. Clubs petition the NCRAL and volunteer to host the regional convention for the benefit of everyone. If an NCRAL member organization has an event which is open to all NCRAL members, and they would like to have it listed, you can send your request to the webmaster.

2016 NCRAL Convention

From Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30 the Twin Cities Amateur Astronomers is hosting NCRAL 2016 in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

Wisconsin Observer’s Weekend 2016

The annual Wisconsin Observer’s Weekend (WOW) will be held on June 2-5 at Hartman Creek State Park near Waupaca, WI. Sponsored by NCRAL member society NEWSTAR, this event has a maximum registration of 150 so if you’re thinking of going get your form in sooner than later! Details and registration forms can be found on the club website.

Northwoods Starfest 2016

The annual Northwoods Starfest will occur on August 5-7 at Hobbs Observatory in Fall Creek, WI. See the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society website for details.

2016 Iowa Star Party

The Iowa Star Party will be held September 1-5 at the Whiterock Resort in Coon Rapids, IA. Visit their website for more information.