The Amateur
Observers' Society
of New York

General Information

The Amateur Observers' Society of New York was established in 1965 to bring together people who have a love for astronomy and wish to share it with others. AOS is a small friendly group of about 60 amateurs who like to share their astronomical experiences with others.


AOS usually meets on the first Sunday of each month at 1:15 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library, located at Merrick Rd. and S. Ocean Ave. Freeport, N.Y.

The programs feature basic astronomy instruction and discussions of contempory issues in astronomy by members and guests, reports of monthly celestial happenings, astronomical slides, videos and films to which the public is always invited.


In addition to the monthly meetings, AOS also holds special observing sessions which are open to the public. Astronomy Day presentations are also an annual activity.

Observing sessions are held at Robert Moses State Park, Fire Island(RMSP) on the west side of parking field #2.

How to get in touch


The Amateur Observers' Society of New York
P.O. Box 500
Merrick, NY 11566-0500


President: Susan Rose - (516) 489-2970


Susan Rose

AOS maintains its own Website.
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Other Items of Interest

Some AOS members over the years have achieved prominence at NASA, over the airwaves and at astronomical events and gatherings throughout the world.

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Page last updated 7/27/97