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.

Important Notice: the Announcements by the WHO & CDC as to the global pandemic have changed how they are responding to Covid 19. No longer will vaccinations and home test kits via Medicare be free, charges will go through your insurance company. 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 strongly encouraged within the observatory building. 

Hartford Clear Sky Clock

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