Levi Heywood Memorial library in Gardner to host Aldrich Exhibit

Levi Heywood Memorial library in Gardner to host Aldrich Astrophotography Exhibit for the month of February. There are 2 events planned during this exhibit. On 2/7 there will be a "Meet and Greet" with the photographers and on 2/28 there will be a program based on night sky viewing using the Library Telescope.

Grand Opening of new Aldrich Observatory

On Saturday September 23, 2017 we had a Grand Opening of our new observatory in Oakham. We also dedicated our Astro-Physics mount which is the center-point of this new facility which was generously donated by Aldrich member Fran Edwards in memory of his late wife Gail.

Announcing the new Aldrich Store

Donate money towards Aldrich efforts like Science and Astronomy outreach and the Library Telescope program, and get a beautiful picture from an Aldrich Astrophotographer!

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

Upcoming events

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In the News


Aldrich member Catherine Zebrowski has recently published her book "Sleepwalking Backwards" after many years of hard work. As the cover implies this book of fiction has an astronomy theme. Check it out if you get a chance and congratulate Catherine if you see her!

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Starfest 2017 at Anna Maria College cancelled for this year due to member travels to the August 21st Solar Eclipse.

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