The Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford is a group of amateur astronomers interested in observing, imaging, and generally studying the wonders of the heavens. ASGH members are also involved in public education in astronomy through our Public Observing Program and by supporting many Outreach events throughout the year.


ASGH meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from September through May from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Please see our meeting schedule and list of invited speakers.

After a few years of online-only meetings, we will begin the 2023-2024 club year with hybrid meetings. Members and guests are encouraged to participate in the meetings in-person. Members that are not able to be in-person can join the meeting through ZOOM. While we are looking for a new permanent location, the September 20th, October 18th, and November 15th meetings will be held at:

Rocky Hill Community Center
Room 1C
761 Old Main Street
Rocky Hill CT 06067
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Click here for directions


Public observing is held at Van Vleck Observatory on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Please see our Public Observing section for dates and directions to the observatory

Important Notice:  Covid-19 is still out there and new variations are still occurring. To that end, the University still expects that all visitors be Fully Vaccinated, we just will not be checking vaccination cards any longer. Masks covering both your nose and mouth are optional, but encouraged within the observatory building. 

Hartford Clear Sky Clock

Background Image: The Veil Nebula Complex, Courtesy of Robert Gendler