Our next annual Star Party is scheduled for June 22-25, 2017. See the Star Party website for more detail.
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, 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.
by phone at 717-234-4616
Our 2017 Public Observing schedule is now posted! See the Public Observing page for the dates!
The April 2017 Celestial Calendar is now available. Please click here or follow the link in the menu to the left.
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.
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
The General monthly Meeting of ASH is now on a Lunar schedule! Here are the dates for 2017:
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.
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.
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.