World Class Observatory
Our Observatory for member use only has a roll-off roof and contains a large Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope on an Astro-Physics 1100GTO computerized mount
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Large assortment of club owned Telescopes
Aldrich has over 19 telescopes and even more quality eyepieces for member use. Telescopes range in size from 20" Dobsonians to 80 MM refractors.
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Regular Members Only Star Party Events
We have regularly scheduled star party events/BBQs where members can socialize and use club equipment or their own. The observatory sits on 7 acres of manicured lawn under dark skies with concrete pads for members to setup equipment.
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Pot Luck Socials with Lectures
Aldrich has scheduled socials where members gather to enjoy a meal and hear an Astronomy oriented lecture.
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Lectures from World Class Scientist
We periodically have lectures from world class researchers and from other Aldrich members with LOTS of experience on a topic.
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Adopt a Library Telescope Program
Aldrich has placed Telescopes in well over 150 libraries through-out Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.
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Astronomy Programs for Schools
Aldrich provides astronomy programs for kids of all ages in local schools
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Astronomy Educational Programs in Libraries
Aldrich members provide Astronomy oriented educational programs for all kinds of institutions and all age groups
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Programs for Scouting Events
We provide age appropriate programs for Boys and Girl scouts. We can also help with Astronomy badges.
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Community Education Center
Aldrich Astronomical Society is in a fund raising campaign to complete construction of a Community Education Center which will allow us to support many community education programs
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