The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club was founded in 2003 as an informal, lightly-organized group. Not all members have telescopes or binoculars, but all share an interest in the night sky. The only club bylaw says that if we ever come up with a formal constitution and bylaws, they have to fit on one side of a standard 3X5 card. GAAC owns no property and there are no dues or fees.

Meetings are held monthly, and all are welcome. Some meetings feature speakers from area groups such as the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, or from Astronomy departments at some of the colleges & universities in the greater Boston area, and some are more hands-on events led by local observers. All feature great conversation, coffee, cocoa, & home-made baked goods.

We're on Twitter here, and Facebook here -- that's where we announce activities and outings. And now we have cool GAAC clothing and other stuff available!

GAAC members meet at the Lanesville Community Center in the Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester MA, at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month, for presentations, discussions and activities related to observational astronomy. You're invited! No special knowledge or equipment is necessary. See our Contact page for directions.

Neptune logo photo by Voyager 2; Earth photo by Norman Kuring, NASA/GSFC