Amateur Astronomy Club

Updates

Aldrich gives many talks at local libraries on the upcoming Eclipse

Aldrich president Jim Zebrowski has been VERY BUSY these last few weeks giving talks at the following libraries… Beal’s Memorial Library, Winchendon Longmeadow Public Library, East Longmeadow Endicott Branch Library, Dedham 1870 Town Hall, Berlin Somers Public Library, Somers CT Millbury Public Library, Millbury Aldrich member and Solar System Ambassador Dino Tata gave an Eclipse

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Aldrich members work with WSU Astronomy program students

Aldrich members Bruce Card, Jim Zebrowski, and Robert Kolesnik participated in the WSU Introductory and Observational Astronomy class on Monday night 2/12. WSU professor Andrew Burkhardt and students first travelled to Aldrich member Bruce Card’s home in Worcester to get a tour of his backyard roll-off roof observatory with his Astrophotography setup.  Student got a

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Stargazing event at the Florence Sawyer School in Bolton has large attendance

Aldrich Astronomical Society was invited to the Florence Sawyer School in Bolton to put on a short indoor STEM program and then follow-up with a Stargazing event using club telescopes outside. The event was extremely well attended with approximately 100 students and their parents and siblings in attendance. Club President Jim Zebrowski gave a 15

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Aldrich helps with Princeton Night Sky Fest 2024

This past Saturday Feb 3rd, Aldrich members assisted the Princeton Environmental Action Committee host their Night Sky Fest 2024 event by bringing telescopes, and handing out educational materials and stickers to children and adults attending. Princeton Environmental Action Committee Chair Corey Burnham-Howard had a table with hot chocolate for visitors. The event was well attended

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Aldrich Members work at Aldrich Observatory on Sunday 11/19/23

Aldrich Members Jim St Laurent, Steve Bodine, Jim Zebrowski, and Kim Lemerise met up at the Observatory site on Sunday 11/19/23 to perform some required maintenance on the property.  Some of the work performed included batteries removed from Tel-Rads, 3 lead-acid batteries taken home by Kim for warm storage including for laser collimator. The new plaque commemorating

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