Long time Aldrich member Bob Peloquin recently passed away unexpectedly. He will be very much missed by all.
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 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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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".Click here for more details on what this means... AAS
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Bob at his favorite restaurant “The Hangover Pub”
It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of our friend and longtime Aldrich member Bob Peloquin, Jr.. Bob has been instrumental in maintaining our Oakham Observatory site and helping with plans for the new Aldrich Community Outreach …Continue Reading
Aldrich member Melanie Meadors was recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium,which was established by NASA under the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program created by Congress in 1987. The purpose of these grants is to further education in space …Continue Reading
Click to see full size image of Hubble Cosmic Reef photo
In January Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. filed an application with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to win one of the limited number of 30th anniversary Hubble Space Telescope banners with a special image taken …Continue Reading
Venus in western sky over Winchendon MA – Courtesy Jim Zebrowski
Venus is approximately 26 million miles away, yet when you look at it in the night sky it is by far the brightest object you can see.
Club president Jim Zebrowski grandson enjoying the view of …Continue Reading
Telescopes at Lowell Observatory in Arizona captured this image of galaxies on May 25, their images marred by the reflected light from more than 25 Starlink satellites as they passed overhead.
The link below is to a recent Astronomy Magazine article (Monday March 2, …Continue Reading
W L Chenery Middle School program in Belmont on Wednesday February 26th with over 200 middle school students attending!
Below is a picture snapped with a number of people at the program including Bob Phinney (Blue Shirt), Aldrich members Corey Mooney and Jim Zebrowski, and members of …Continue Reading
The Aldrich Astrophotography group will be opening a new exhibit at the Gardner Museum. There will be an opening reception where refreshments will be served and the Astrophotographers will be present to answer any questions. The reception starts at 6:30 and will go until 8 …Continue Reading
Aldrich members Jim Zebrowski, Dino Tata, Bruce Card, and Kevin Boucher attended the Girl Scout event at the Worcester DCU Center on Sunday 3/1/20. The event was very well attended by an estimated 1,400 scouts and their parents. Our table was very busy during the …Continue Reading
Kevin Boucher with his AAVSO Exoplanet Certificate
Aldrich member Kevin Boucher recently completed a 6 week AAVSO course which provided him with the basics of how to conduct his own exoplanet observations. With the flood of targets coming in from the currently running TESS (Transiting Exoplanet …Continue Reading
Well let’s first explain what all these NASA acronyms mean.
TESS means Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. TESS will survey 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun to search for transiting exoplanets. TESS launched on April 18, 2018, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. …Continue Reading