Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Explore the universe with us

Founded in 1927, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York 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.

Events on the Horizon

Classes

Stellarium Workshop

NOTE: This class is still being managed by our old Wild Apricot system.

Visit the event page on Wild Apricot: https://members.aaa.org/event-4474561

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Classes

Urban Astrophotography 101: Planetary Imaging

Thursdays, 7 PM. Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4

Urban AP 101 teaches the use of Planetary Cameras and software (cameras and software designed specifically for this purpose) which go to the next level – pulling surprising detail from small amateur telescopes, even from the heart of the city. We expand on material of previous UAP classes but now focus on telescope astro cams, not on DSLR cameras.

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Classes

Stellarium Workshop

NOTE: This class is still being managed by our old Wild Apricot system.

Visit the event page on Wild Apricot: https://members.aaa.org/event-4474561

Read More »
Classes

Urban Astrophotography 101: Planetary Imaging

Thursdays, 7 PM. Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4

Urban AP 101 teaches the use of Planetary Cameras and software (cameras and software designed specifically for this purpose) which go to the next level – pulling surprising detail from small amateur telescopes, even from the heart of the city. We expand on material of previous UAP classes but now focus on telescope astro cams, not on DSLR cameras.

Read More »
Classes

Stellarium Workshop

NOTE: This class is still being managed by our old Wild Apricot system.

Visit the event page on Wild Apricot: https://members.aaa.org/event-4474561

Read More »

Stargaze in NYC

No telescope, no problem! Our members set up their scopes all over the city for … Looking to observe and see the stars in the New York area? Come Join us at a FREE observing event!

Learn Astronomy

From astrophysics to current missions, attend a free lecture or join a class and learn all about the wonders of our cosmos.

Join Our Community

Our members are passionate amateur astronomers from New York and all over the world. Join us for access to members only events and programs.

Astrophotography

Connect with our members ranging from industry leaders to beginner photographers. There’s resources for imaging at any level.

Latest Articles from Our Magazine

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What’s Up in the August Sky?

August’s Evening Planets:  Find bright Jupiter in Aquarius the Water-bearer and Saturn in Capricornus the Sea-goat all night. Find bright Venus between Leo the Lion

Events on the Horizon – July 2021

If you see a “members only” event in the list below that you want to attend but can’t, become a member ASAP so you can take advantage