Lecture Announcement- Boston University Astronomy Chair Tereasa Brainerd – Gravitational Lensing

...I will review the basics of gravitational lensing and show examples of some of the most famous gravitational lenses in the universe...I will review some of the major results that have resulted from observations of gravitational lensing and discuss some of the future prospects that gravitational lensing has for cosmology...

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.

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


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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