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.

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¬†feel free to contact us.

Before coming to the observatory please check for bookings or scheduled maintenance using the calendar below. Also check the weather conditions (basic requirements: wind <25 MPH, no precipitation)