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"To bring together those who appreciate the night sky!"
The TriState Astronomers is a group of amateur astronomers from the area surrounding Hagerstown, MD. & Washington County. Since 1985, we enjoy sharing the ageless wonders of the night sky. About Us!


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The Night Sky
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Object of the Month
Constellation of the Mon.
Bright Comets
Messier Club
Lunar Lunatics Club
Magnitude Explained
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Satellite Flybys

What are Iridium Flares?
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Top 10 Very Red Stars

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Outreach Event

Telescope Clinic at the Boonsboro Library
Where:   Boonsboro Library, Boonsboro, MD.
Saturday October 22 from 10AM until 2PM

Need help with your telescope? Reserve your spot now for our telescope clinic at the Boonsboro library. Call the library at (301) 432-5723. Get free one-on-one support.
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Catoctin Creek Park Star Party
Where:   Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, Middletown, MD
When:    8:00PM until 10:00PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Research Talk and Star Party Series 2
Where:   Penn State, Mont Alto, PA
When:    7:30PM until 10:30PM on Thursday, October 27, 2016
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TSA member Kim Herrmann is starting a series of three evening talks per Penn State semester (fall & spring) followed by a star party (weather permitting) at Penn State Mont Alto (roughly half an hour NNE of Hagerstown or 15 min N of Renfrew Museum and Park). Here’s the plan for the evenings:
7:15 PM Open the room for the talk.
7:30-8:30 PM Feature talk (Auditorium of the General Studies building).
8:30-8:50 PM Light refreshments (cookies) / time to set up telescopes.
8:50-10:30 PM Star Party (in the Perry Field not far from the talk location).


Other Events

Next Club Meeting - November 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm.
The Tristate Astronomers will meet on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at the Brish Planetarium.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.        
Doors open for informal discussion in the planetarium along with refreshments.

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.         
TriState Astronomers Monthly Meeting: Presentation followed by officer
reports, updates.

All regular meetings of the TriState Astronomers are free and
open to the public
. Bring a friend and share the excitement of amateur astronomy!

The TriState Astronomers


Defending The Dark

Hubble Video
2 Decades
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Light Pollution
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