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Amateur Astronomy Clubs

If you are interested in getting involved in astronomy before (or instead of) studying it at university level you might be interested in joining an amateur astronomy club. This is a good way to confirm that you are interested in the subject enough to pursue it further as well as getting to see some amazing sights. The links below are a great resource for finding astronomy clubs where ever you live.

United Kingdom

>Astronomy Clubs
Onesite Astronomy
UK Astronomy Directory

Big Island of Hawaii

If you're based on the Big Island, there are three astronomy clubs.

The University of Hilo Astrophysics Club meetings are every Monday at 4pm on campus in USB 115.
The contact persons are Robert Albarran and Kate Hall.
The club's website is

The Hilo Astronomy Club's contact is Josh Walawender, and their Yahoo Group can be found here.

The West Hawai`i Astronomy Club meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9 pm, alternating between Keck Observatory and CFHT in Kamuela/Waimea.
The contact person is Doug Summers.
The club's website is

For more information, especially if you're based elsewhere, please see The Astronomy White Pages and The Astronomical League.

Contact: JAC outreach. Updated: Wed Apr 20 16:56:35 HST 2011

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