About Us

Aldrich Astronomical Society (AAS), which was founded in 1932, is one of the oldest amateur astronomy clubs in the United States. We are dedicated to promoting an understanding of the night sky. AAS has also been the recipient of numerous Awards.

NASA astronaut speaks with StarFest attendees
NASA Astronaut speaks with Starfest attendees

Our membership is very active. Here are some examples of what we do:

  • Host sky viewing sessions (weather permitting) at both our meeting location in Paxton and our private Observatory location in Oakham.
  • Invite lecturers from academia, amateur community, and society members
  • Offer educational outreach to schools, libraries, and scouts (100+ events in 2021)
  • Get together on a weekly basis for socializing and sharing knowledge
  • Steward a statewide adopt-a-library telescope program (171 libraries received telescopes across Massachusetts since 2014)
  • Amateur telescope making
  • Telescope loan program to members from our extensive inventory
  • Astrophotography training and equipment provided

Our club is a registered charity with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MGL chapter 180) and the United States Internal Revenue Service (501(c)(3) IRS code).  We maintain our bylaws (see Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. ByLaws) and other filings with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. Donations are tax deductible.

Join the club

We’d love for you to join and become our newest member!

Current Club Officers & Directors

OFFICERS:  
President – Jim Zebrowski president@aldrich.club
Treasurer – Nick Powlovich treasurer@aldrich.club
Secretary – Larry Moss secretary@aldrich.club
DIRECTORS:  
Public Relations & Outreach Coordinator – open seat outreach@aldrich.club
Facilities Manager – Kim Lemerise facilities@aldrich.club
Information Technology and Membership Database Manager – Kevin Boucher webmaster@aldrich.club
Development Coordinator – Nabin Malakar  
Library Telescope Program Coordinator – John Root librarytelescope@aldrich.club
Construction Coordinator – Steve Gallo  
At Large – Bruce Card  
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