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Meetings are in the Tolman Auditorium of the Springfield Science Museum on Edwards Street in Springfield. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 pm from September to May. The January and February meetings are on Zoom.

The next club meeting is on May 28th.

You can also find information and like us on our Facebook page

If you would like more information please leave a comment below. That is the equivalent of sending us an email and we will reply.


Welcome — 15 Comments

  1. Hello! I’m interested in joining your club. I am new to the area and have been looking for an astronomy group for some time.

  2. Hi I am the Library Director of the Young Men’s Library in Ware. We are trying to arrange a program on eclipses to tie into the April eclipse. We have received eclipse glasses from StarNet and part of the terms of receiving them is holding related programming. We have a small meeting room that can hold about 25 people, so would not be a large event. We can provide a projector for use with a computer and a screen. There is a possibility of a speaking fee and/or travel money. I was wondering if someone in your group might be interested in speaking here?

    Thanks, Heidi

  3. I’m wondering if you are doing any special programs for the April eclipse
    I’m in the BSA scouting program and would like my Troop to earn a special patch
    Thank you for doing the events at the Springfield museum I’ve attended it many times with my sons and other Cub Scouts

    • There will be an event at the museum on the day of the eclipse:
      Solar Eclipse Day at the Museum April 8, 2024 from 2:30-4:00 PM

  4. Hi, my son is in high school (sophomore) and is interested in Astronomy. Is this club appropriate for that age group? The email below is his email. Thank you!

    • Hello Dylan,

      Yes, our club is perfect younger kids interested in astronomy. One of our board members is a sophomore at Westfield High and is president of the school’s astronomy club.

      Our next meeting is May 28th at 7 PM. We meet in the Tolman Auditorium in the Springfield Science Museum.

      Best regards,

      Gene Dick, Outreach Coordinator

    • I am so sorry for not responding sooner. Our inbox gets flooded with spam and sometimes things get lost.

      I would be happy to accept your donation on behalf of the club. I am traveling this week, but would be happy to arrange a meeting with you sometime after May 14th.

      You can reach me via my outreach email at

      Best regards,

      Gene Dick, Outreach Coordinator

  5. Hello. I live in Chicopee and am an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. I am interested in learning more about the Springfield Stars Club and membership with the club. I have gone through several telescopes and astrophotography rigs in the last 5 years and i have learned much about the hobby through online articles, videos, and general trial and error. i am interested in meeting like minded local people in the hobby to expand my knowledge and possibly offer knowledge through my own experiences. Is April 23rd the next meeting? If so, i would like to plan to attend and see what the club is all about. Any additional info you can provide is appreciated.


    • Matthew,
      We would be happy to have you join us. Our club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from September thru May. We meet in Tolman Hall at the Springfield Science Museum at 7 PM. Our next meeting is on May 28th. Members of the club will be presenting images taken of the solar Eclipse on April 8th.

      We will also be assisting with events during the day on May 18th for Astronomy Day at the museum. I will be there offering views of the sun through my telescope. Come join us if you can.

      Best regards,

      Gene Dick, Outreach Coordinator

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