We lost a friend and long time Aldrich member!

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 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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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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    Melanie Meadors

    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 …

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    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 …

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