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The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Inc. (ATMoB) is an amateur 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. In 1973, the Bond Astronomical Society, another long-standing club, merged with the ATMoB making the club one of the oldest and largest general interest astronomy clubs in the country.

The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Inc. is an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are gladly accepted and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


ATMoB Meetings are currently held on Zoom. Links are available in the Announce Forum and the Newsletter. Access to the ATMoB Clubhouse is still limited by Covid-19 guidelines, but the observing field is open for use. The current guidelines are presented at the beginning of each ATMoB monthly business meeting.

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Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, except August.

Meetings are currently held online via Zoom. They are normally held in Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and are open to the public.

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James Webb Space Telescope
This page shows the status of Webb on its journey to L2 orbit

Sky Conditions

The darker the better! Click on the images for a detailed view with description.


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All ATMoB Classes are held at the Westford Clubhouse unless otherwise specified.

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