Upcoming Lecture

Join us Saturday, September 24th at 7:30PM, for a free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Christine Forman, Harvard CFA Senior Astrophysicist, on the science behind the x-ray studies of black holes and galaxies.

Aldrich observatory

Members enjoy access to a "dark site" with roll-off-roof observatory in scenic Oakham, MA—out from under the light pollution of the cities. Our "first light" opening ceremony for the newly completed observatory TBA.

Adopt-a-library

Check out our telescopes at more than 65 public libraries and colleges in Massachusetts

Join the club

Become a member and enjoy access to our observatory, telescopes, and special events

Get directions

Public observing nights are held at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA

Upcoming events

Observatory "first light" ceremony, public lectures, fairs, and chances to look through a telescope

In the News

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We want to get the kids involved and excited. Now we have another tool that lets us do that.

Sue-Ellen Szymanski, Milford Library Milford Daily News
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Telescopes, bottle rockets, Mentos geysers, gyroscopes and the space rover Curiosity are all part of the Aldrich Astronomical Society’s Starfest.

Catch a Flying Star at Starfest GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

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Time to prepare for liftoff.

Your lifetime passion for astronomy is about to take off.