Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR) is a student-run organization at Harvard College that aims to provide an opportunity for Harvard students and affiliates to learn more about astronomy and to enjoy looking at the night sky. Our club mainly operates out of the Loomis-Michael Observatory, on top of the Science Center. There, we run open houses and special events and manage access to the observatory. Students can gain card access to the telescope by taking our telescope training class which introduces students to the observatory, the telescope, and our other astronomy equipment. The most up-to-date information can be found over our e-mail list, so please make sure to subscribe and to check this website for updates.
The Loomis-Michael Telescope
We welcome any comments or suggestions for activities, event collaborations, or for the club in general. We’re always happy to meet other astronomy enthusiasts at Harvard or beyond. If you’d like to get in touch with the club’s officers, please contact us!
Membership and Contact Information
The STAHR email list is the heart of our organization. Over this list, we send out notifications of all of our activities, including telescope training classes, monthly astronomy seminars, observatory open houses, and rooftop events for eclipses, space station passes, and space shuttle launches. Subscribe to our list now! (It’s low traffic, since it’s mainly used for announcements — you can expect around 1 email per week).
STAHR sponsors trips to dark-sky locations every semester: if you like stargazing and want to enjoy the night sky away from the light pollution of Cambridge, subscribe to the list above to get trip announcements.
If you are interested in getting involved in the club or would like to contact us please e-mail us at stahr [at] hcs.harvard.edu or contact one of our board members.