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Welcome! Upcoming Public Events
The Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) is a non-profit association of amateur astronomers. We observe and socialize together and provide community outreach on all things astronomy in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, including monthly public night sky viewings and educational programs for schools and community groups.
  • ASSNE Club Meeting, November 12, 7 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
  • Moose Hill Star Party: November 4
  • U-Mass Dartmouth Observing: November 5
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About Us
We are a group of amateur astronomers from in and around the south coastal Massachusetts/ Rhode Island area. Our membership represents a wide range of astronomical interests.

We have people dedicated to visual observing, and people engaged in advanced astrophotography. We have people passionate about comet hunting, and people who love to practice binocular astronomy. We have people tracking asteroids, and people who enjoy examining the moon. We’ve got planet lovers and sun enthusiasts, telescope builders and observatory owners.

Above all, we have one thing in common; a passion for amateur astronomy. Our club motto is to educate and inspire, and we do just that on a continual basis. We teach each other and we learn from each other. We share our adventures and triumphs, and we inspire others to try new things. We work with schools and the general public, spreading knowledge and passion for all things astronomy. Most of all, we’re there for each other. The bond of common interest runs deep, and support for fellow members is abundant as we strive to learn and grow.

To find out what we’re all about, just come to a meeting. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings, so come on down, introduce yourself, and see what we’ve got to offer. The door’s open!

Group Observing Sessions Library Outreach Event Star Party Annual Club Cookout
Group Observing Sessions Public Outreach Events Stellafane Annual Club Cookout

Club Officers for 2016-2017: Rebekah Bartlett - President; Andy Galasso - Vice President; Mike Powell - Treasurer; Spence Blakely - Secretary

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