About this site ...
This website has been created by and is supported by a group of Boston,
MA - area amateur astronomers. It is intended to be a convenient site to
access news and information about astronomy and space-related activities
of interest to the community and the public.
area is a wonderful place to learn about or participate in astronomy. In
addition to first-class universities and research centers such as
Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, there is a large, vibrant, and
diverse community of amateur astronomers in the area. Local institutions
such as the city of Cambridge - which hosts the annual, week-long
Cambridge Science Festival - and the Clay Center - which hosts Astronomy
Day once a year - have a tradition of presenting astronomy to the public
in an approachable venue. Dozens of star parties are put on yearly in
schools, community forums, and special events by eager volunteers and
groups. An educated populace is enthusiastic when it comes to learning
about the Universe around them.
In such fertile ground, this
website can expect to do no more than provide a few pointers and some
direction to newcomers and repeat visitors alike, in as simple and
accessible a fashion as possible. Our hope is to provide a central place
for news and information available to all.
This website is
supported by John Sheff and Dan Winchell, two amateur astronomers
residing in Cambridge, MA.
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