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2017 Spring Astronomy Course!

Spring Astronomical Course Starts April 5

Our six-week Introductory Observational Astronomy course will be held Wednesdays beginning April 5.  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, Petersons 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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by phone at 717-234-4616

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.



DATES for Upcoming Meetings


General Meetings:

The General monthly Meeting of ASH is now on a Lunar schedule!  Here are the dates for 2017:


General Meeting
January 1/16/2017 HACC
February 2/13/2017 HACC
March 3/13/2017 HACC
April 4/10/2017 PA State Museum
May 5/8/2017 Naylor Observatory
June 6/12/2017 Naylor Observatory
July 7/10/2017 Naylor Observatory
August 8/7/2017 Naylor Observatory
September 9/11/2017 Naylor Observatory
October 10/9/2017 HACC
November 11/13/2017 HACC
December 12/11/2017 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.

 New Date for the April meeting at the PA State Museum!

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 10:00 AM and goes until 12 PM on the Saturaday dates listed below.  The meeting is open to All members.


 Executive Meeting
January 1/14/2017
February 2/11/2017
March 3/11/2017
April 4/15/2017
May 5/6/2017
June 6/10/2017
July 7/8/2017
August 8/5/2017
September 9/9/2017
October 10/7/2017
November 11/11/2017
December 12/9/2017

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 2017 Newsletter is now available to the members. Please login to access the Newsletter.

Clear Sky Chart for Harrisburg area

Clear Sky Chart for Edward Naylor Observatory