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 astro 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.

Artículos en Español

Aquí se encuentran guías para usar mapas estelares y binoculares, para comprar un telescopio, y para hacer fotos del cielo profundo. También los editores de Sky & Telescope han escrito su lista de nueve sugerencias más útiles para ayudar a los novatos. Después de leer estas páginas, Ud. tendrá lo que necesita para dar primer paso en una aventura cósmica.

Meet In Person: Groups & Events

Astronomy Clubs & Organizations

Find local groups dedicated to the hobby of stargazing:
Find a club.
Submit a club or update a club's information.
Are you a member of an astronomy club? Subscribe to Sky & Telescope at the discounted club rate!

Request door prizes for your next star party event.
Download "Getting Started in Astronomy" booklet.
Request "Let's Go Stargazing" flyers for your organization.
Outreach Resources for Clubs.

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.
Find an event.
Submit an event.
Update an event's information.

Astronomy Tours

Have an itch to explore the sky from a different viewpoint? Explore our astro travel offerings that will take you to new skies and exotic locations.

Get More Involved

Saving Dark Skies

See how you can help minimize light pollution and keep our skies dark for generations to come.

Pro-Am Collaboration

Find out how amateur astronomers are contributing to, and making an impact in, the field of astronomy.

Citizen Science Projects

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.

Texas Star Party upper field, 2009.Ron Ronhaar and Todd Hargis
Texas Star Party upper field, 2009.
Ron Ronhaar and Todd Hargis