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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

Classes

Introduction to Night Sky Photography

Tuesdays, 7 PM. Oct. 26 (NEW), Nov. 2, 16 (field day), 23, 30; Dec. 7

Don’t put your camera away when the sun sets! Learn how to shoot the night sky with landscapes with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and ordinary lenses (not through telescopes). How to shoot well composed and exposed starscapes, night sky landscapes, eclipses, the moon, astronomical phenomena. This will be an in-depth course about wide field night sky photography.

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Classes

Astronomy 101: The Solar System

Wednesdays, 7 PM, Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15

An introduction to astronomy and the Solar System. Hierarchy and motions of objects in space. Distance measurements. Thumbnail sketch of history and physics of astronomy. Details of the Solar System: sun, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets. Seasons and tides on Earth. Recommended for new AAA members and interested friends/family, and as a review for continuing members who want to take our more specialized classes also.

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Classes

Urban Astrophotography 102: Deep Sky Imaging

Thursdays, 7 PM. Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 20, 27; field night TBD

Light pollution has a huge impact on the way we perceive the night sky from New York. But readily available technology gives us great tools for taking photos and doing real time electronic viewing right through the light dome.

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Classes

Introduction to Night Sky Photography

Tuesdays, 7 PM. Oct. 26 (NEW), Nov. 2, 16 (field day), 23, 30; Dec. 7

Don’t put your camera away when the sun sets! Learn how to shoot the night sky with landscapes with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and ordinary lenses (not through telescopes). How to shoot well composed and exposed starscapes, night sky landscapes, eclipses, the moon, astronomical phenomena. This will be an in-depth course about wide field night sky photography.

More Info »
Classes

Astronomy 101: The Solar System

Wednesdays, 7 PM, Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15

An introduction to astronomy and the Solar System. Hierarchy and motions of objects in space. Distance measurements. Thumbnail sketch of history and physics of astronomy. Details of the Solar System: sun, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets. Seasons and tides on Earth. Recommended for new AAA members and interested friends/family, and as a review for continuing members who want to take our more specialized classes also.

More Info »
Classes

Urban Astrophotography 102: Deep Sky Imaging

Thursdays, 7 PM. Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 20, 27; field night TBD

Light pollution has a huge impact on the way we perceive the night sky from New York. But readily available technology gives us great tools for taking photos and doing real time electronic viewing right through the light dome.

More Info »

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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