Astronomers often spend their time lost among the stars, but astronomy and stargazing are also communal affairs. You might be interested in tackling the Messier Marathon, building your own telescope, or joining the world of scientific discovery. Whatever your interest, you’ll benefit from the mentorship of old pros, and you might even be able to help out a newbie!
We invite you to explore the many ways you can become more involved in the astronomy community. From clubs and star parties to public outreach and pro-am collaboration, here’s where you'll find a way to get involved. Don't be a stranger — dive into the links below and find your astro-family.
Astronomy Clubs & Organizations
Find local groups dedicated to the hobby of stargazing:
- Find a club near you.
- Already a member of an astronomy club? Subscribe to Sky & Telescope at the discounted club rate!
For club leaders:
- Submit your club to our listings or update your club's information.
- Request door prizes for your next star party or other event.
- Download our "Getting Started in Astronomy" booklet.
- Request "Let's Go Stargazing" flyers for your organization's outreach efforts.
- Find more outreach resources for clubs.
Sky & Telescope's Astronomy Events Calendar
If there's a gathering or event to explore the subject of stars or space, chances are we have it listed here.
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Find out how amateur astronomers are contributing to, and making an impact in, the field of astronomy.
No telescope? No worries! Choose a citizen science project from this list to see beautiful images of lunar craters and distant galaxies — and start making scientific discoveries with just your desktop computer.