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
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.
Cherry Springs Star Party on Video!
Here are several videos for the Cherry Springs Star Party:
The Weather Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-hAc3n5ROw
Weather World (PCN-TV / PSU): http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~j2n/wxyz_Jun0111_CherrySpringsStarParty.mp4
Our next annual Star Party is scheduled for June 11-14, 2015. See the Star Party website for more detail.
The regularly scheduled meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm and goes to 9:30 pm.
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.
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.
The February 2015 Celestial Calendar is now available. Please click here or follow the link in the menu to the left.