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The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Inc. (ATMoB) is an astronomy club devoted to telescope making, observing, and studying the heavens. The ATMoB was founded in 1934 with the cooperation of Dr. Harlow Shapley at Harvard College Observatory.

We meet formally every month (except August) to hear a speaker, to discuss club activities, and to socialize. Membership is open to all those interested in pursuing astronomy as a hobby.  For additional details...
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Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, except August.

Meetings are held in Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and are open to the public.

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List of Upcoming Astronomical Events brought to you by the Observing Committee
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August Sky
3 Aug First Quarter Moon at 8:50pm EDT; lies between Mars and Saturn
8 Aug Mercury at suoerior conjunction
10 Aug Full (Sturgeon) Moon at 2:09pm EDT
12-13 Aug Perseid Meteors; a waning gibbous Moon will interfere
17 Aug Last Quarter Moon at 8:26am EDT
18 Aug Spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter! Look low in the east 45 minutes before sunrise
23 Aug A thin waning crescent Moon joins Venus and Jupiter in the predawn sky
25 Aug New Moon at 10:13am EDT
26 Aug Mars and Saturn are just 3.6 degrees apart this evening
29 Aug Neptune at opposition
31 Aug A waxing crescent Moon joins Mars and Saturn in the SW early evening sky
Planets in August
Mercury At conjunction on the 8th; reappears in the evening sky, but too low to be readily visible
Venus Low in the ENE sky before sunrise. Spectacular pair-up with Jupiter on the morning of the 18th!
Mars Low In the western evening sky at sunset, Mars pairs with Saturn near the end of the month
Jupiter After a July 24th conjunction, Jupiter reappears in the morning sky and forms a striking pair-up with Venus on the 18th
Saturn In Libra, Saturn appears low in the WSW sky at sunset
Upcoming Events
14 Jun Apollo Rendezvous Dayton OH www.mvas.org
17-26 Jun Globe at Night www.globeatnight.org
25-28 Jun Green Bank Star Quest www.greenbankstarquest.org
26-29 Jun Cherry Springs Star Party Coudersport PA www.cherrysprings.org
24-27 Jul STELLAFANE Springfield, VT www.stellafane.org
25 Jul - 3 Aug Rockland Summer Star Party, Plainfield MA www.rocklandastronomy.com
19-23 Aug MARS - Medomak Astronomy Retreat and Symposia, Washington ME http://www.medomakretreatcenter.com/starparty.php
22-23 Aug Astronomers Conjunction, Northfield MA www.philharrington.net/astroconjunction
26-27 Sep AstroAssembly, Seagrave Memorial Observatory, N. Scituate RI www.theskyscrapers.org/astroassembly2014
4-Oct ASTRONOMY DAY (autumn) www.astroleague.org
14-23 Oct Globe at Night www.globeatnight.org
17-21 Oct Great World Wide Star Count

Sources: NASA JPL Space Calendar, StarDate Online, Sky & Telescope, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, RASC Observerís Handbook, Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar and Astronomy Magazine.
Thanks to Glenn Chaple for compiling the data, and to Andrew MacKenzie for the code that makes this work.
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