Comet Neowise was a great naked eye comet and was captured by Aldrich members all over central Massachusetts. Check out the photos by clicking on heading for more details
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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SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies, Inc.) had a spectacular launch and landing of it’s next generation rocket called Starship last evening around 6:47 PM CST at their Boca Chica Texas manufacturing and test facility. The rocket launched to an altitude of approximately 500 feet before landing …Continue Reading
Below are a bunch of amazing shots captured in various central Massachusetts locations of Comet Neowise (C/2020 F3). Comet Neowise became a naked eye comet within last few weeks and now is starting to fade even though it was closest to us on July 23rd. …Continue Reading
Jim Zebrowski at Girl Scout event
Aldrich Club President Jim Zebrowski created a video on Leadership and Work skills that was selected by students at Mount Wachusett Community College for their remote summer camp which is part of the TRiO program MWCC provides.
The TRIO Student Support …Continue Reading
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
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