Amateur Astronomy Clubs and Groups who would welcome inquiry from you. All URL's were good on 12/6/2000. Most hold public telescope sessions, and many have courses open to the public.
American Association of Amateur Astronomers
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, Inc.
(Web page not updated since 1996, and I haven't tried the phone number since 1998.)
Enjoy the Stars
You can enjoy the stars! You don't need a background in mathematics or physics to look up at the glittering lights of the evening sky and drink in their beauty.
Even with the unaided eye it's fun to trace the figures of the constellations, to watch the changes of the moon from night to night and the movements of the planets from month to month. And it takes only a small telescope to reveal the unmatched wonder of Saturn's rings, the cold sculpted beauty of craters and mountains on the moon, the delightful dances of the moons of Jupiter.
Of course, if you want to learn more, we conduct classes in Basic Astronomy and an Advanced Seminar. We have observing sessions where, if you have no telescope, you'll be invited to peer through those belonging to other members of the Association. You'll see and learn about globular star clusters, far-away galaxies like our own, multiple stars... all the incredible splendors of the cosmos.
We have always looked upon science as an adventure, and upon astronomy as a venture to the ultimate frontier.
New York City and immediate area astronomy clubs and more.
Amateur Observers Society of New York. Activities listing and phone numbers.
New Jersey Astronomical Association
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey
Dr. Bartol will be giving the evening program at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Swartswood State Park.