Shrewsbury Library Exhibit - Wonders of the Night Sky

For the month of April/2017 the Shrewsbury Public Library will be displaying the Astronomy Photographs of Aldrich Amateur Astronomers. On Saturday April 29th from 10am until noon you can meet the Photographers and purchase the pictures for a small tax deductible donation to Aldrich Astronomical Society.

Lecture Announcement- MIT Research Scientist Jason Soderblom – The seas of Titan

Hidden beneath a thick atmosphere, Titan’s surface remained a mystery throughout the 20th century...Among the most captivating revelations has been the discovery of an active hydrological cycle in which methane (and ethane) rains onto the surface, carving streams and rivers, feeding hydrocarbon lakes and seas...

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.

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Upcoming events

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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

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