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The Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society was formed by a local group of professional and amateur astronomers in 1953, and its members have been studying our skies and educating people in the greater Bridgeport area for the past 60 years. Today’s society members actively pursue public education by hosting observatory tours and viewing sessions, open houses, "sidewalk astronomy", telescope making classes and star-hopping nights, demonstrating the same passion for astronomy that its founding members shared with the public.
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Meetings and observing sessions take place at Boothe Memorial Park through the observatory's 16 inch Cassegrain and 4 inch Unitron refractor under the dome, as well as various member's telescopes, the first and third Friday of each month, and at posted times for special events. Those with telscopes of their own are welcome to bring them to the observing site.

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Outside of regular meetings, we also open the observatory for Public Open Houses, School groups, Scouts, Jaycees, and other groups of people who are interested in a hands on introduction to observational astronomy.*

On clear nights, we're likely to spend the entire evening observing through our 16" Cassegrain and 4" Unitron Refractor telescopes, helping individuals learn how to use their own equipment, and teaching beginners how to navigate the night sky.
Benefits of joining BMAS include access to club facilities and resources, guidance and instruction on choosing, using, and maintaining a telescope, assistance with design and construction of astronomical equipment, and an opportunity to develop friendships with people who share your interest in Astronomy.  We welcome the opportunity to assist and educate, and visitors and new members are always welcome.

*note: If you are seeking a group focused on UFO's, Horoscopes or Science Fiction, you'll probably find more interesting conversation about those topics in another forum.