NASA and SpaceX back in Space together!!!!!!

The Commercial Crew Program brings a new era of space exploration to the Space Coast of Florida. For this historic mission, Americans once again launch from U.S. soil for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program. Launch is scheduled for May 27 at 4:32 p.m. EDT.
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Aldrich selected to promote Hubble 30th Anniversary Photo!!!

Aldrich was the only organization in MA to be selected to receive a banner showing this Hubble image and also to promote Hubble's 30th anniversary via outreach events.
In the Hubble portrait, the giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbor (NGC 2020) are part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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We have regularly scheduled lectures by professional astronomers!

Now is a great time to join as our already low membership rates are 50% off.
We have regularly scheduled lectures on astronomy by professionals and advanced amateurs on all kinds of topics. Come join us for these awesome talks.
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Learn how to do Deep Sky, Planetary, and Nightscape photography from our experts!

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We have a great group of experienced astrophotographers to help you learn how to take Deep Sky, Planetary, and Nightscape photos that look amazing.
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Check out our telescopes at more than 100 public libraries and colleges in Massachusetts

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In the News

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Aldrich member Kevin Boucher accepted into NASA TESS TFOP program based on acceptance of a light curve he produced on a known exoplanet "XO-5 b".

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