The Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford is a group of amateur astronomers interested in observing, imaging, and generally studying the wonders of the heavens. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from September through May.  ASGH members are also involved in public education in astronomy through our Public Observing Program and by supporting many Outreach events throughout the year.

Previously held at the Copernicus Planetarium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, due to COVID-19 precautions our monthly meetings are currently held online for members only. 


Public observing is held at Van Vleck Observatory on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Please be aware of the following COVID-19 policy:

  • Proof of Vaccination including all eligible boosters is required. Be prepared to show your vaccination card or be refused entrance.
  • If you have symptoms of Covid-19,  please stay home. If staff see anyone having visible symptoms of Covid-19,  entrance may be refused and it will be suggested that you get tested immediately.
  • Masks are required indoors.  They must cover both your nose and mouth at all times while in an indoor space at the Observatory.  Masks may be removed in the dome as directed by staff only.
  • Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained in both spaces.  If you traveled together in one car as a family,  you may stay together as long as you maintain 6 feet distance from all others properly and are symptom free.

Hartford Clear Sky Clock

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