About this site ...

This website has been created by and is supported by a group of Boston, MA - area amateur astronomers. It is intended to be a convenient site to access news and information about astronomy and space-related activities of interest to the community and the public.

The Boston area is a wonderful place to learn about or participate in astronomy. In addition to first-class universities and research centers such as Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, there is a large, vibrant, and diverse community of amateur astronomers in the area. Local institutions such as the city of Cambridge - which hosts the annual, week-long Cambridge Science Festival - and the Clay Center - which hosts Astronomy Day once a year - have a tradition of presenting astronomy to the public in an approachable venue. Dozens of star parties are put on yearly in schools, community forums, and special events by eager volunteers and groups. An educated populace is enthusiastic when it comes to learning about the Universe around them.

In such fertile ground, this website can expect to do no more than provide a few pointers and some direction to newcomers and repeat visitors alike, in as simple and accessible a fashion as possible. Our hope is to provide a central place for news and information available to all.

This website is supported by John Sheff and Dan Winchell, two amateur astronomers residing in Cambridge, MA.

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