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ASH Workday!

Saturday, April 15, will be our next Workday (FREE LUNCH) at the Naylor Center, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Rain date April 16  12 to 5 pm.

Saturday October 28 will be  our fall Workday (FREE LUNCH) at the Naylor Center, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Rain date October 29 12 to 5 pm.


All help will be appreciated and can count for your service requirement for keyholders. Please bring work gloves, shovels and work clothes.



NEW DATES for Upcoming Meetings

New Meeting Schedule!

The General monthly Meeting of ASH is now on a Lunar schedule!  Here are the dates for May thru Decenber 2016:


  General Meeting  
May 5/9/2016 Naylor Observatory
June 6/20/2016 Naylor Observatory
July 7/18/2016 Naylor Observatory
August 8/15/2016 Naylor Observatory
September 9/19/2016 Naylor Observatory
October 10/17/2016 HACC
November 11/14/2016 HACC
December 12/19/2016 HACC


 Our meetings are always open to the public!  So come over to the ASH Observatory, located in Lewisberry, PA!

The regularly scheduled meeting will be held on the dates shown above at 7:30 pm and goes to 9:30 pm.

October - March:

Harrisburg Community College (HACC) in the Blocker Hall building first floor room 128.


Pennsylvania State Museum PlanetariumPA State Museum, 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Note: the doors will be only be open from 7pm to 7:25pm! Visitors are welcome!

May - September:

Naylor Observatory, 670 Observatory Drive, Lewisberry, PA 17339


Excutive Board Meetings:

The Excutive Board meetings are held at Naylor Observatory or elsewhere as announced by the President or Executive Board.

The Excutive Board meets at 9:30 AM and goes until 12 PM on the Saturaday dates listed below.  The meeting is open to All members.


  Executive Meeting
May 5/21/3016
June 6/5/2016
July 7/16/2016
August 8/13/2016
September 9/17/2016
October 10/15/2016
November 11/12//16
December 12/17/2016



Our Mission

The primary objective of this society shall be to promote the interest, education and advancement of its members in amateur (observational) astronomy. The Society also considers as important the education of the public in astronomy, astronomical research, space exploration, the fight against light pollution and other areas of interest that are closely related to astronomy.


The October 2016 Newsletter is now available to the members. Please login to access the Newsletter.

2016 Fall Astronomy Course!

Fall Astronomical Course Starts September 7

Our six-week Introductory Observational Astronomy course will be held Wednesdays beginning September 7. Classes will be at the observatory from 7 to 9 pm, followed by informal observing with telescopes, weather permitting. Cost is $45 and includes a text, Peterson’s Field Guide for Stars & planets; an Edmund Scientific Star & Planet Locator planisphere and an ESSCO Star Chart. The course is limited to those 14 years and older. Send a check to:
ASH c/o Bob Young
224 Herr St.
Harrisburg PA 17102.

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Clear Sky Chart for Harrisburg area

Clear Sky Chart for Edward Naylor Observatory