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About our monthly meetings

Every 2nd Thursday of each month (except August) we meet formally to hear a speaker, discuss club activities, and socialize. Our meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meeting

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.


Our meetings begin at 8:00pm and are held at:

Phillips Auditorium
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA

Directions and parking

Information below is taken from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Events for the Public page.

Entrance is at the west of the CfA complex, near Madison Street and large parking lot. The CfA is easily reached by public transportation. From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or trackless trolley going west on Concord Avenue (Arlmont Village and Belmont Center buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at "Observatory Hill."

Parking lots marked for Observatory Staff are open to the public on event nights. Parking is free.

Driving directions to the Phillips Auditorium

Meeting format

Our meetings are organized in 3 parts.

  1. Business meeting

    Our meeting opens with club business, such as membership, observing, clubhouse and financial reports.

  2. Speaker

    Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, we listen to our guest speaker.

    Past speakers include Phillip Morrison, Owen Gingrich, David Malin, Brian Marsden, and many others.

  3. Social

    After the speaker we relax and socialize with our fellow club members and enjoy some snacks and conversation.