We are a diverse group of amateur astronomers who enjoy learning about the night sky, and enjoy helping others who want to know how to begin in this wonderful hobby.  Our group is made up of people of all ages and all experience levels.  We welcome everyone who wishes to learn, both complete beginners and people who have not been active in the hobby for some years.  Come visit us at our weekly Wednesday night meetings.  You do not need to own a telescope or have any knowledge of the night sky at all. Come look through our telescopes during our public observing sessions one might a month, if the weather is clear.

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Some Club Activities...

Observing the Moon at dawn while waiting for the eclipsed Sun to rise on June 10, 2021, from Bayville, NY.

Dave Bush, Director of the Vanderbilt Planetarium, helps a young visitor to look at the Moon through a telescope at one of our monthly public observing nights at the Vanderbilt Museum.

Dave Bush

Dave Barnett gives an introductory talk on how to begin astrophotography using a small telescope and a digital camera at one of our weekly meetings.

Several times a year one of our programs will be a tour of the night sky conducted in the Reichert Planetarium.


The club has had several group tours with a guide, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, in Garden City.