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The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is a non-profit group of amateur astronomy enthusiasts sponsored by SUNY New Paltz. Our purpose is to spread knowledge and interest in astronomy to students and the general public.  We primarily achieve this through free public services:

* Hands on nighttime events (Star Parties)

* Topical presentations and guest speakers

* Collaborative events with other organizations

* Special programs for unique cosmic events

* Direct forum and social media conversations

* Monthly newsletters


Would your group enjoy learning about astronomy?

We try to accommodate all requests for our participation and can customize content to your audience's experience and topics of interest. We do not charge for our services, though donations are always appreciated as they enable us to do as much as we do.

Learn more about us and about our services through this website. If we can be of service, please contact us with any questions or requests!

“My first Stargazing meetup with Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association and the members were welcoming, generously shared information and their telescopes. Can’t wait for the next event! Thanks all!”

MHAA Meetup Member

“Thanks to everyone for making my first star party a great one! Looking forward to more.”

Sean Mazzetti
MHAA Meetup Member

“The location and the night were perfect. Everyone who had their equipment were very accessable, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a good time!”

Walter Wintsch
MHAA Meetup Member

“Great event! As a first timer, my sister and I thought everyone was very welcoming, friendly and helpful! Looking forward to the next one! Thank you :-)”

Audrey Ihnachak
MHAA Meetup Member