ASGH Outreach Events (as of 03/09/2022)

Contact Chris Markiewicz at for additional information about events or to volunteer to participate.

  • May 2: Windsor Public Library (Lecture – Space Rocks)
  • May 23: Waterbury Senior Center (Lecture Event)
  • June dates TBD: Cosmic Cultures (Lecture Event)
  • August 17: Cora Belden Library in Rocky Hill (Stargazing Event)
  • August 20: Space Expo/New England Air Museum (public outreach & education)
  • August 2/3: Town of Ellington Trails Committee (Stargazing Event)
  • Seasonal dates TBD: Nathan Hale Homestead (Stargazing Event)

Windsor Public Library (Lecture – Space Rocks):

May 2, 6-7pm. 15 kids grades 3-6, and parents/adult companions. The Windsor Public Library is asking for a talk and hands-on activity based on the NSN/JPL Space Rocks outreach material available at Contact: Alexandra Remy, Teen Librarian

Waterbury Senior Center (Lecture Event):

May 23, noon.  35 seniors.  The Waterbury Senior Center is asking if one of our members could give an astronomy-related lunch-and-learn presentation.
Contact: Debra Perugini
Members: Chris Markiewicz (no other members needed)

Cosmic Cultures (Lecture Event):

June dates TBD, Summer Program Approx 80 youth participants. These will be the classroom events for Cosmic Cultures. ASGH members are welcome to do one or more events during the week. Content to be determined.
Contacts: Steve Pelosi, Jay Brennan

Cora Belden Library in Rocky Hill (Stargazing Event):

August 17, time TBD. The Cora Belden Library in Rocky Hill is asking if we could host a sidewalk stargazing session.  We did one several years ago that was very popular.  The library has an Orion StarBlast 4.5 loaner telescope, so the session would include the loaner unit as well as our own club telescopes.
Contact: Shannon Schooley, Lindsey Delligan

Space Expo @ The New England Air Museum (Public Outreach/Education Event):

August 20.  Time 9:00am – 4:00pm.  ASGH will once again be setting up a table at Space Expo with Club- related material and displays.  This was a very successful event last year, allowing us to interact with scores of interested people, to share our knowledge and love of our hobby. Interested members are asked to sign up for either morning or afternoon attendance.
Contact: Amanda Goodheart Parks, Members: Chris Markiewicz, others

Town of Ellington Trails Committee (Stargazing Event):

August 2 (rain date August 3), time TBD. Approx 20-40 participants. The Town of Ellington Trails Committee is asking that we come back to do another stargazing session.  The stargazing field is on an accessible road and parking lot where we can easily set up.
Contact: Linda Anderson
Members: Chris Markiewicz.  Need two – three additional members.

Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry (Stargazing Events):

Seasonal, dates/time TBD.  The Hale Homestead in Coventry is asking that ASGH do several seasonal stargazing events on their property.  Details on dates/times still need to be worked out.
Contacts: Aaron Marcavitch