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Astronomy Class

Introductory Observational Astronomy Course

The Society offers a six-week Introductory Observational Astronomy Course beginning the first weeks of April and September. The popular course, now in its 43rd year, has helped more than 1,000 enthusiasts enjoy the night and daytime sky. Classes are held on six consecutive Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM, followed by information observing with telescopes, weather permitting.at our Edward Naylor Observatory, near Lewisberry, PA.
The course is open to those 14 and older and pre-registration is required. Cost is $45 and includes a copy of Peterson's Field Guide to Stars & Planets, an Edmund Star & Planet Locator planisphere and an ESSCO Star Chart. To register, send a check made out to ASH to:
To register send a check made out to “ASH” to:
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg
c/o Bob Young
224 Herr St.,
Harrisburg PA 17102
For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spring Workday!

Saturday, April 4, will be our Spring Workday at the Naylor Center, from 8 am 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.


Now that the weather is breaking, let's all enjoy an active season under the starry skies.

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.


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

October - March:

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


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 March 2015 Newsletter is now available to the members. Please login to access the Nesletter.

Clear Sky Clock for Harrisburg area

Clear Sky Clock for Edward Naylor Observatory