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Amateur Observers' Society of NY
Hempstead, NY USA
www.aosny.org/
W Bogardus, wbogardu@optonline.net
The Amateur Observers' Society, established in 1965, was created in order to bring together astronomy enthusiasts and people of all ages who enjoy sharing their fascination with anything related to astronomy. Our philosophy is simple: You don't need a telescope to wonder or join. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Life is about helping others, learning, doing, fulfillment and most of all, having lots of fun. Over the years, our activities have grown with our membership. In addition to sponsoring numerous stargazing activities in several places on Long Island, NY, we are actively involved in reducing the light pollution problem on the island and throughout the state, With members owning telescopes of all types and sizes we are more than eager to help with any questions you may have about sky observation, telescope purchasing, celestial photography or anything related to your astronomical interests. Visit us at www.aosny.org/
Amboy Astronomy Club
Amboy, WA USA
www.4thdayalliance.com/amboyastronomyclub
Jane Poole, jspoole@tds.net

AAC has seven regular attenders. Some of us enjoy sky lore and naked-eye viewing. Some enjoy astronomy and cosmology theories. Some enjoy telescope technology and viewing. We try to include something for everyone in our meetings. All are welcome—with or without experience in astronomy.

AAC has a growing library of books and DVDs which any who attend may check out.

 
Astronomers of Verde Valley
Cottonwood, AZ USA
www.astroverde.org
J D Maddy, jd@astroverde.org
The Astronomers of Verde Valley are located in Cottonwood, Arizona and serve the communities of the Verde Valley including Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Cornville, Sedona and Camp Verde. Several members are National Park Service VIP Astronomers and Arizona State Park RIM Astronomers. We actually help with events all over the state of Arizona including Kartchner Caverns, Alamo Lake State Park, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Tonto National Monument, Sunset Crater and many others.The club recently was awarded Volunteer Group of the Year for 2012 by the Arizona State Park System.
Astronomical Society of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO USA
www.askc.org askc_membership@askc.org
The Astronomical Society has a General Meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month, except December, on the UMKC Campus.
 
Known as the ASKC, we operate Powell Observatory in Louisburg, KS.  It is open to the Public (donation requested) every Saturday night (rain or shine) from May to October.  Powell Observatory has  one of the largest telescopes in a five state area,  the Rusinger Newtonian telescope, a 30 inch relfector in a dome with an attached classrom.  We also operate the UMKC Warkozcewski Public Observatory (a 16 inch Newtonian reflector and 12 " Schmidt-Cassegrain) for the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  It open free to the Public every clear Friday evening from May to October.  We also run the Heart of America Star Party every Summer (last week in August 2011) at a dark sky site 70 miles away from Kansas City. 
 
Members also have access to two 12+" Dobsonians and a 12 inch Scmidt-Cassegrains which is attached to our Astro Imaging Center at the Powell Observatory, and some loaner scopes. Members can also use our Dark Sky Site 70 miles south of Kansas City.  
Bays Mountain Astronomy Club
Kingsport, TN USA
www.baysmountain.com/Astronomy/AstroClub/bmac.html
Adam Thanz or Jason Dorfman,
Bundaberg Astronomical Society
Bundaberg, Q AUS

Peter, plob9960@bigpond.net.au
The Bundaberg Astronomical Society was established in 1963, its main observatory,Alloway Observatory, was built in the same year to house the Percy Fielding Telescope a 19 inch Newtonian Reflector.
 
The observatory is open to the public every Friday Night from 7:00 pm.
Eugene Astronomical Society
Eugene, OR USA
www.eugeneastro.org
The Eugene Astronomical Society is a group of amateur astronomers dedicated to observing the sky and learning about the Universe, and sharing that understanding and appreciation of astronomy with students and the general public. We hold monthly star parties on the Friday closest to the first quarter moon, and we hold our monthly meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month. For more information see our website at www.eugeneastro.org.
Grants Pass Astronomers
Grants Pass, OR USA
www.grantspassastronomers.com
Dennis Recla, DRecla@charter.net
We are a  group of  amateur astronomers, telescope makers, astrophotographers, and educators who live in the Grants Pass area of Southern Oregon.  A group of like minded individuals who enjoy astronomy.
 
Even if you don't have a telescope you can still join us for an exciting time viewing.  See amazing objects that are impossible to see with the naked eye.
 
We strive to get young people involved with astronomy and science. Our regular viewing nights usually happen at different schools through out the Grants Pass area.
Mount Diablo Astronomy Association
Concord, CA USA
mdas.net
Stuart Forman, s24man@gmail.com
 M.D.A.S. was formed in 1957 as part of the National "Moonwatch" program established to time the first man-made satellites so accurate orbits could be calculated.
 
Within months of the club's formation, astronomy and space science made a giant leap into the households and classrooms of Americans with the launching of Sputnik, and soon afterwards Explorer I. The space race was on, kindling a desire in many to understand more about space and astronomy, and what the newly formed NASA was planning. We hold monthly meetings in Concord, CA, as well as Public and Society Astronomy Programs on Mt. Diablo.
 
MDAS provides astronomy outreach to the public free of charge at one of the premier viewing locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo State Park.  Our monthly (March to October) star parties feature many telescopes and binoculars provided and operated by our members for your education and enjoyment.  We also provide outreach events for organizations located in the San Francisco East Bay cities of Alamo, Antioch, Concord, Clayton, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek, as well as unincorporated areas of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  Our members are associated with and have also done outreach with the Espace Academy, other museums, such as Chabot Space and Science Center, Lawrence Hall of Science, and some of great community programs with MDIA, MDOA, East Bay Parks, Muir Heritage Society, Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry (LUNAR), Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Cub Scouts. Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College.
 
We have monthly meetings at the Concord Police Academy with speakers on topics covering space science, astronomy, historical astronomy, space astronomy, telescopes and night sky viewing,  Our speakers are from some of the local universities and colleges , Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, NASA, and other public organizations and private businesses.
Naperville Astronomical Association
Naperville, IL USA
www.naperastro.org info@naperastro.org
The Naperville Astronomical Association is a non-profit astronomy club with a membership of over two-hundred individuals and families, mainly from the southwest Chicagoland (Illinois, USA) area. What we share is an interest in exploring the universe beyond our planet, both with our eyes and our minds. What we have found is that our enjoyment of our hobby can be enhanced when we share it with others; the young with the old, the beginner with the advanced amateur and the professional.
Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club
Salem, OR USA
nightsky45.com/index.htm
Dean Kelly, boomchuck@comcast.net
NS45? What's this Club all about-?

The name of this club is Night Sky 45.  
The name refers to our favorite subject to view and Salem's location on the 45th parallel (latitude).
NS45 met for the first time in April 1999.
Night Sky 45 is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public. Membership is open to anybody interested in astronomy and the night sky, regardless of experience or knowledge.  Ownership of a telescope is not a requirement for membership.
Night Sky 45 was formed primarily as a viewing club, allowing people who share an interest in astronomy and related topics to join with others to share knowledge and observing experiences.
While not a requirement for membership, we encourage members to share their interests and knowledge with members of the local community to further the enjoyment and understanding of astronomy and related topics
Northwest Astronomy Group
Vernonia, OR USA
www.nwag.portland.or.us/index.html smikalow@angelfire.com
The Vernonia Peak Observatory (VPO) is a private research facility owned and operated by the Northwest Astronomy Group (NWAG); a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our facilities are located in the coast range of northwestern Oregon and are situated roughly halfway between the cities of Portland and Astoria.


The NWAG is composed of amateur astronomers from a diverse range of backgrounds which include but are not restricted to materials science, electronic and structural engineering, physics, computer science and software engineering, geology, and education. These talents when conjoined with the ability and desire to achieve our goals help to make NWAG and the Vernonia Peak Observatory a promising vehicle for public education and private amateur research.


More information regarding the NWAG, its activities, and the Vernonia Peak Observatory may be accessed via the links on this website. Please accept our invitation to peruse it. There are a number of pages accessible from sub-menus on many of these pages. In addition: if you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us.
VERNONIA PEAK OBSERVATORY 55371 McDONALD ROAD
VERNONIA, OR 97064
Tel: (503)429-2430
Peterborough Astronomical Association
Peterborough, ON CAN
http://www.peterboroughastronomy.com
Rick Stankiewicz, stankiewiczr@nexicom.net
Rose City Astronomers
Portland, OR USA
www.rca-omsi.org
Ken Hose, khose@comcast.net
In partnership with OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) the RCA supports educational activities such as public star parties, telescope making workshops, Astronomy Day and other celestial events and gatherings.
South Shore Astronomical Society
Norwell, MA USA
ssastros.org/

In 1958 a group of Astronomy lovers, got together and formed the "South Shore Astronomical Society." Today, almost 49 years later, the passion of those founding few still perseveres. Our joy is Astronomy with the ultimate goals of fun and knowledge.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month and schedule viewing sessions around the new moon, usually twice a month on Saturdays. Within our club, we have individuals who have delved into various areas within the scope of astronomy; astrophotography, solar viewing, meteor, asteroid, comet observations, deep sky, binary stars, etc.

We are a relatively small, informal club. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., usually with a  speaker, followed with old and new business and ending with open topics.  Come join us at one of our meetings and talk to some of the members. Astronomy is our reason for getting together, friends and family is the result of this get-together, passion and knowledge is the reason we return.

The public is always welcome at meetings and viewing sessions!

Southwest Washington Stargazers
Vancouver, WA USA
www.swstargazers.org
Dan Gerhards, dan@seansastronomyshop.com
The Southwest Washington Stargazers was started by the staff of Sean's Astronomy Shop and some regular customers, but it is an independent group. There are around 30 members with about half showing up to each meeting. Meetings run about 45 minutes, but many members stay and chat for over an hour afterwards--besides there are usually cookies or doughnuts left to be eaten! We have a telescope library with a 10-Inch Hardin Dob and a Coronado PST. We have a small regular library, too. There are no dues of officers, but we do have official T-shirts and a planning committee. There is a low-traffic mail list which you are welcome to join: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Southwest_Washington_Stargazers. The group meeting location is at the Manor Evangelical church (directions can be found on the website under links) on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 8:00pm.
Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers
Vancouver, WA USA
www.vsausa.org
Stan Seeberg, sjseebergp@webtv.net
The Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers are a loosely knit group of amateur astronomers from the Vancouver / Portland area dedicated to sharing a view of the heavens with all who are interested.
Ventura County Astronomical Society
Simi Valley, Ca USA
www.vcas.org
Hal Jandorf, stargazer80@verizon.net
  Our Mission as an organization is to bring the science and hobby of Astronomy to the public. We do this by holding monthly membership meetings which are free and open to the public. We host speakers at these meetings who talk about a variety of topics - observational astronomy, cosmology, astrophotography, NASA and JPL programs.

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