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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
617-495-7461

Public observing every3rd Thursday except June, July, August. Lecture followed by rooftop observing (weather permitting). 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/public_events.html

 

Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB)
978-692-8708

Meetings in Phillips Auditorium at CfA every 2nd Thursday except August. Clubhouse in Westford, MA open most Saturday nights (weather permitting).
http://www.atmob.org/index.php

 

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

Boston Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500
http://www.mos.org

Stargazing at Guilliland Observatory (on garage roof) Friday nights 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM.
617-589-0264
http://www.mos.org/public-events/astronomy-after-hours

  
Hayden Planetarium
617-589-0264
http://www.mos.org/exhibits_shows/planetarium
 

Clay Center
Dexter Southfield School
20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445
617-454-2718

Public telescope nights most Tuesdays.  

http://www.dextersouthfield.org/Page/ABOUT/Clay-Center/Public-Telescope-Nights

 

Boston University
Astronomy Department
725 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA
617-353-2630

Public Open Night at Coit Observatory most Wednesdays.

http://www.bu.edu/astronomy/events/public-open-night-at-the-observatory/

  

Sky & Telescope Magazine
90 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140-3264
866-644-1377
http://www.skyandtelescope.com
 

 
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

49 Bay State Rd.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-0484, 1-888-802-7827
E-Mail: aavso@aavso.org
http://www.aavso.org/
 

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

North Shore Astronomy Club
Meets 1st Friday of month at Groveland, MA (near Haverhill, MA)
http://www.nsaac.org/default.htm
 

Aldrich Astronomical Society
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday in Paxton, MA (near Worcester, MA)
http://www.aldrichastro.org/
 

South Shore Astronomical Society
Meets 1st Wednesday of month, observing 2 Saturdays per month (near New Moon) in Norwell, MA
http://www.ssastros.org/
 

 
Astronomical Society of Southern New England

Rehoboth, MA
http://www.assne.org/
 

Cape Cod Astronomical Society
Meets 1st Thursday in South Yarmouth, MA
http://www.ccas.ws/
 

Martha's Vineyard Astronomy Club
Vineyard Haven, MA
http://mvaac.fishspace.net/mvaac.htm
   

 
Maria Mitchell Observatories

Nantucket, MA
http://www.mariamitchell.org/research-and-collections/astronomy/this-months-sky
  

Skyscrapers
North Scituate, Rhode Island
http://www.theskyscrapers.org/
 

New Hampshire Astronomical Society
Concord, NH
http://nhastro.com/index.php
 
 
McAuliffe/Shepard Discovery Center

Concord, NH
http://www.starhop.com/
 
  
 
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)

http://alpo-astronomy.org/index.htm
  
 
Asttronomical League
http://www.astroleague.org/
  
 
Night Sky Network
http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/
 
 
American Astronomical Society (AAS)

http://aas.org/