From the September 2014 issue

Society support

Astronomy clubs provide more than sky-focused socialization.
By | Published: September 29, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

Let me tell you about my astronomy club, the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. In the process, I hope to convince those of you not affiliated with an astronomy club to look into one in your area. I joined the ATMoB (members pronounce it “at mob”) solely to connect with fellow astronomy enthusiasts on a regular basis. Since then, I’ve discovered that there’s much more to an astronomy club than mere socializing. But before my “join an astronomy club” sales pitch, here’s some background on the ATMoB.

Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full column for free. Just make sure you’re registered with the website.