Astronomical Highlights for this month!

October 8 - This month's full moon is called the Hunter's moon, along with an eclipse (Blood Moon)!  The eclipse will start at 6:25am EDT and end at 7:24am EDT.

October 23 - Partial Solar eclipse!  Starting at 3:37pm and ends at 6:51pm.  Please note that looking at the sun without Solar filters is DANGEROUS and will cause blindness without a solar filter.

The observatory will be open for these events!  So come out and see the sky with us!


See more detail on the monthly calendar here.

Astronomy Class Schedule

Astronomy Course Begins Sept. 10,2014

Our Fall Introductory Observational Astronomy Course will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays  beginning September 10.  Sessions will  be from 7 to 9 pm, followed by informal observing if weather permits.  The text is Peterson's Field Guide to Stars and Planets, and Edmund Star & Planet Locator and ESSO Star Chart.  Cost is $45. The course if for those 14 years old or older.  Send a check to:

ASH c/o Bob Young  

PO Box 160

Lewisberry, PA 17339


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2014 / 2015 Star Party!

Thank You for a very sucessful 2014 Cherry Springs Star Party!

Our next annual Star Party is scheduled for June 11-14, 2015.  See the Star Party website for more detail.

Upcoming Meetings

The regularly scheduled meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm and goes to 9:30 pm.


October - March:

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


Pennsylvania State Museum Planetarium, PA 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


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 Newsletter is now available to the members. Please login to access the Nesletter.