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Founded in 1927, Amateur Astronomers Association, Inc. is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes the study and public awareness of the cosmos through observing, education, outreach, astrophotography, and more. Every membership & donation helps us to provide awe-inspiring programming for all to enjoy.

Upcoming Classes, Lectures & Observing Opportunities

Observing: Carl Schurz

The Amateur Astronomers Association hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, one Friday night each month from April through October at Carl Schurz

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Observing: Pier i Solar

Join AAA astronomers for Solar Sundays! View the sun, safely, through solar-filtered telescopes. NOTE: never look directly at the sun without a proper filter. 

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Webb Telescope Images (free lecture)

A special FREE event, 7-9 PM, Tuesday, Aug. 16 via Zoom.
Free to all, members and non-members.
Review of the telescope’s structures, capabilities, and recently released infra-red images.
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UPDATE ON GAIA’S DISCOVERIES

Since 2013 the Gaia satellite has mapped and analyzed 2+ billion stars in our part of the galaxy. A June 2022 release of data has generated more amazing discoveries. We examine Gaia’s procedures and findings about the Milky Way Galaxy.
Single evening class on Wednesday, August 24, 7–9:15, via Zoom. $10
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Stargaze & Observe in NYC

Want to see the stars and planets up close? Gaze upon the rings of Saturn? Our members set up telescopes all over New York area for the public to enjoy. Come join us at a FREE observing event!

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Our members are passionate amateur astronomers and astrophotographers from New York and all over the world. Join for access to members only classes and programs and support our volunteer run non-profit!

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