In addition to our work with the Observatories at Merrimack College and Salem State University, the club conducts star parties at the request of schools and other public organizations such as libraries and museums.
These events can consist of a slide presentation, lecture and/or observing session. We strive to tailor each presentation to the particular needs of the requesting party. The club can conduct events in most towns on the North Shore, and sometimes beyond.
For events at schools we suggest an age range of at least grade 4 through high school; younger children sometimes have a difficult time looking through the telescopes.
Many of our members consider Star Parties to be the most enjoyable aspect of being part of the NSAAC. The NSAAC does not impose a charge for these programs, although tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted. For more information please see the Contact Us page for the Star Party coordinator.