Women in Astronomy!

We at Aldrich welcome a diverse group of people, and as this video suggests this hobby we love has been enjoyed by mostly men. Yet Aldrich has welcomed a fair number of interested women and girls into our club who are also interested in Astronomy. If you're interested please contact us today! Check out video by clicking on heading for more details

Aldrich member Melanie Meadors was recently awarded a Space Grant

Aldrich member Melanie Meadors was recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium. She will be using this grant to examine techniques of calibration for astrophotography applied towards exoplanet observation, using open source software and a backyard telescope and camera setup. Click on caption header to read more details

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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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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