Announcing the new Aldrich Store

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Lecture Announcement - Dr Shane Jacobs - David Clark Company - Advances in Spacesuit Design

This lecture will provide an overview of the rich history of spacesuit design and development at David Clark Company, from the spacesuits for the Gemini program to the latest suit designs for Orion and NASA’s Commercial Crew program.

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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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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    I am also the design and …

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    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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    Our intrepid Library Telescope Coordinator, John Root, and club president, Jim Zebrowksi, made the trip out to Southborough on August 25th—to present library’s new telescope. John Root has been instrumental in deploying close to 85 telescopes statewide over the past few years to public libraries …

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