Astronomy-related Organizations ...

The following is a list of Boston-area organizations doing work in astronomy.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Public observing every3rd Thursday except June, July, August. Lecture followed by rooftop observing (weather permitting).


Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB)

Meetings in Phillips Auditorium at CfA every 2nd Thursday except August. Clubhouse in Westford, MA open most Saturday nights (weather permitting).


MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research 
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 37-287 
Cambridge, MA 02139 
Telephone: (617) 253-7501 
Fax: (617) 253-0861

Boston Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Stargazing at Guilliland Observatory (on garage roof) Friday nights 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Hayden Planetarium

Clay Center
Dexter Southfield School
20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Public telescope nights most Tuesdays.


Boston University
Astronomy Department
725 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA

Public Open Night at Coit Observatory most Wednesdays.


Sky & Telescope Magazine
90 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140-3264

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

49 Bay State Rd.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-0484, 1-888-802-7827

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club
Meets 8:00 PM every second Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lanesville, MA

North Shore Astronomy Club
Meets 1st Friday of month at Groveland, MA (near Haverhill, MA)

Aldrich Astronomical Society
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday in Paxton, MA (near Worcester, MA)

South Shore Astronomical Society
Meets 1st Wednesday of month, observing 2 Saturdays per month (near New Moon) in Norwell, MA

Astronomical Society of Southern New England

Rehoboth, MA

Cape Cod Astronomical Society
Meets 1st Thursday in South Yarmouth, MA

Martha's Vineyard Astronomy Club
Vineyard Haven, MA

Maria Mitchell Observatories

Nantucket, MA
Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association
Amherst, MA
Springfield Stars Club
Springfield, MA

North Scituate, Rhode Island
Astronomy Shoppe
Plaistow, NH

New Hampshire Astronomical Society
Concord, NH
Keene Amateur Astronomers
Keene, NH
McAuliffe/Shepard Discovery Center

Concord, NH
Springfield Telescope Makers
Springfield, VT
Southern Vermont Astronomy Group
Chester, VT
Vermont Astronomical Society
Williston, VT
Astronomical Society of Northern New England
Kennebunk, Maine
Southern Maine Astronomers
Cumberland Center, ME
Central Maine Astronomical Society
Whitefield, ME
Penobscot Valley Star Gazers
Stockton Springs, ME
Downeast Amateur Astronomers
Pembroke, ME
Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford
Northford, CT
Astronomical Society of New Haven
Bethany, CT
Thames Amateur Astronomical Society
Noank, CT
Westport Astronomical Society
Westport, CT
Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society
Stratford, CT
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)
Asttronomical League
Night Sky Network
American Astronomical Society (AAS)