Our Purpose

The Keene Amateur Astronomers Club is a public service organization and recreational facility that is open to the community for the purpose of investigating and observing the nature of the night sky. We also provide an educational forum for local public schools, libraries, and colleges, such as Keene State College, and provide hands-on teaching and instructing of the night sky through an assortment of telescopes including a 12 1/2" Newtonian reflector and a 15" f/4.5 Obsession reflector, which has a Dobsonian mount and is portable for off-site events.

What we do

The Keene Amateur Astronomers Club is a group of people whose goal is the enhancement of Amateur Astronomy by education, fellowship, sharing knowledge and enjoyment of the hobby. The KAA Club provides outreach programs particularly with the Keene public library and holds monthly viewing sessions at our own observatory. Regular monthly club meetings are held at Keene State College. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Our membership is open to students, parents, beginners, backyard amateurs and also experienced professionals. And we provide opportunities for our members to grow in one of the greatest hobbies in this world or any other! Founded in 1957, our club has a long and distinguished history and is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of New Hampshire. We are also members of The Astronomical League and participate in the annual Stellafane Convention which is consistently rated as one of America's top Star Parties.