December 11 GAAC holiday party!


Everyone is invited to the December 11 GAAC holiday party! We’ll have all kinds of goodies to eat and drink, and lots of good company and conversation, but the big news is all about who we’ve got speaking. Babak Tafreshi, the creator of “The World At Night,” will discuss his work and present a stunning program of his unique astrophotographs. Babak is an internationally known photographer and a tireless advocate for astronomy and the preservation of dark skies.

Here is just a small section of his official Bio from

“TWAN founder and leader, Babak Tafreshi is an award winning photographer working with the National Geographic, Sky&Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. Born in 1978 in Tehran he is based in Boston, United States, but could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. He is a board member of Astronomers Without Borders organization, an international organization to bridge between cultures and connect people around the world through their common interest to astronomy. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography.”

Holy cow, you’ll want to come early for this one. The joint will be packed. This will be a GAAC party to remember!

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street Gloucester. More info on the club is on  their website at, and check out their facebook page at They’re on twitter,@gaacster. There are no dues or fees, the parking’s free, and you don’t need any special knowledge to have a great time.