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.
Meet In Real Life: Groups & Events
Astronomy Clubs & Organizations
Find local groups dedicated to the hobby of stargazing:
Find a club.
Submit a club.
Update a club's information.
Request door prizes for your next star party event.
Download "Getting Started in Astronomy" booklet.
Astronomy Events Calendar
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
See how you can help minimize light pollution and keep our skies dark for generations to come.
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.