The Stars Club Website as it Appeared on January 1, 2000

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Springfield, (MA) STARS Club

Hotline: 413/263-6800 x414

Sharing the Wonders of the Night Sky

Breaking news: Arunah Mid-Winter STAR PARY, Saturday, January 8, 2000!  Sundown - Sunup, Arunah Hill, Cummington, Massachusetts

Robin Symonds was presented with the 1999 Korkosz Award for her contributions to astronomy in Western Massachusetts at the November 23 STARS meeting.  Congratulations Robin! 

Current Events and Activities: See Fall - Winter Schedule of events and club newsletter.

Get well wishs to Gerry Atkinson.

Upcoming Events

Stars Over Springfield, Friday, January 7, 7:30 PM, Springfield Science Museum.

Thursday, January 20, Science Museum Lunar Eclipse Party, 6 – 10 PM. Outdoor viewing from 10 – 11:30. Featuring viewing, astronomy talks, and special guest talks by aerospace engineer Donald Rethke, (better known as Dr. Flush), and bird   expert Bob Rinaldi.

Club meeting:  Tuesday, January 25, 7:30 PM, Springfield Science Museum.  Club Member Ray Burk presents "Astronomical Computer Simulations".


The STARS Club is an amateur astronomy club serving the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. The charter of the club is to promote the science of astronomy and provide an opportunity for members to share knowledge and experience of all aspects of the hobby, and to provide astronomy education to the general public.

The STARS Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, September through June, at 7:30 PM, in the Tolman wing of the Springfield Science Museum. Speakers are professional astronomers drawn from the 5 College Astronomy Department, or knowledgeable amateurs. Talks are non-technical, targeted to "the interested non-scientist". Meetings are always free and open to the public.

The STARS Club Calendar include such events as STARS OVER SPRINGFIELD, our monthly first Friday public observing, an annual club picnic, and periodic star parties. The STARS Club participates in the dark sky observing site at the Arunah Hill Natural Science Center in Cummington, Massachusetts. The STARS club also coordinates special events, such as eclipse parties and Astronomy Day demonstrations, with the Springfield Science Museum and other local clubs.

The STARS Club annually presents the Korkosz Award, recognizing outstanding contribution to Amateur Astronomy in Western Massachusetts. Light Pollution Awards are given out annually at the STARS December meeting! The 1998 "winners": Dr. McKeena's dental office front walkway (Best) and The Log Cabin Restaurant in Holyoke (Worst)

The Springfield STARS participates in the Astronomical League, NERAL, and the Astronomy Association.

We enjoy photos by New England Astrophotographers Joe Roberts and Mike Regish.  Read Steve Pielock and Rich Sanderson's facinating account to the Restoration of the Korkosz Starball, or check out Steve's article on the Spilhaus Space Clock.

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Copyright 1996, Ed Faits Last Updated November 23, 1999


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