Lecture Announcement
Dr Charles Lada - Harvard Scientist

The constellations of the winter sky harbor some of the most spectacular objects known to astronomy. In this tour we will encounter mysterious protostars, bipolar jets and outflows, infant star clusters and the proto-planetary disks where new systems of planets are currently being formed.

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.

Library Telescope Program

Check out our telescopes at more than 80 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


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

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

Latest from the Blog

Time to prepare for liftoff.

Your lifetime passion for astronomy is about to take off.