Unfortunately due to heavy vacation demands of our members related to the upcoming eclipse...Aldrich atronomical society WILL NOT be hosting our annual Starfest event at Anna Maria College in 2017.
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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Starfest 2017 at Anna Maria College cancelled for this year due to member travels to the August 21st Solar Eclipse.Starfest cancelled ' '
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Starfest 2017 will be held at Anna Maria College on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Starfest starts at 6pm with plenty of parking available. The event will be held rain or shine as we have access to indoor air-conditioned facilities.
This year we will have talks covering …
Will you be on the path of totality for the August 21st total solar eclipse? Become a part of scientific history and help hundreds of other photographers make the first crowdsourced movie of a total solar eclipse from coast to coast. Find out more about …Continue Reading
Figure 1: This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has …
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 …Continue Reading