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.
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.
Donate money towards Aldrich efforts like Science and Astronomy outreach and the Library Telescope program, and get a beautiful picture from an Aldrich Astrophotographer!
Check out our telescopes at more than 100 public libraries and colleges in Massachusetts
Public observing nights are held at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA
Observatory "first light" ceremony, public lectures, fairs, and chances to look through a telescope
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!Check-out this book on Amazon Amazon
Starfest 2017 at Anna Maria College cancelled for this year due to member travels to the August 21st Solar Eclipse.Starfest cancelled ' '
Below is an extract from a theverge.com article…
On 1/24/18 SpaceX simultaneously fired up all 27 engines on its new massive Falcon Heavy rocket — a crucial final test for the vehicle before its first flight in the coming weeks. An hour after the test, SpaceX CEO Elon …
Our own Aldrich member Eric Extreme had an opportunity to meet and have a long conversation with Phil Plait aka “The Bad Astronomer” on a recent Star Trek themed cruise.
Philip Cary Plait also known as The Bad Astronomer, is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and …
Dr. Stella Kafka, Director of the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers)
Before her tenure at the AAVSO which started in 2015, Dr Kafka held positions at CTIO, IPAC/Caltech, Carnegie Institution of Washington/DTM and AIP Publishing. The AAVSO is an international non-profit organization of variable …
Aldrich celebrates a grand opening of our new Observatory along with a dedication of the Astro-Physics mount donated by Aldrich member Fran Edwards in memory of his late wife Gail.
Thirty-Two Aldrich members, with their family and friends, along with some honored guests and their families …