About the Society

The Greater Hazleton Area Astronomical Society

Our History

The Greater Hazleton Area Astronomical Society was formed in 1977 by a group of amateur astronomers as a non-profit educational organization.  The Society was incorporated in 1995.

The Society is a non-profit corporation organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Society is to promote the field of Astronomy as a hobby by stimulating interest and advancing knowledge to its members and the public by assisting amateur astronomers through the use of lecture programs, public outreach, astronomical observation techniques, and the use of astronomical equipment.