About this list of Astronomy communities
Welcome to a vibrant universe of online communities for astronomers! Whether you're a professional stargazer or an amateur astronomer, these virtual gathering places offer a celestial haven to connect with like-minded enthusiasts from across the globe. Joining these communities can provide a multitude of benefits, such as sharing knowledge, discussing latest discoveries, seeking guidance, and engaging in lively debates about astronomical phenomena. Each community has its unique flavor, catering to diverse interests and expertise. Some communities may focus on astrophotography, encouraging members to share breathtaking celestial images. Others may delve into theoretical astrophysics, sparking insightful discussions about the mysteries of the cosmos. Whether you're seeking camaraderie, inspiration, or a platform to showcase your own cosmic adventures, these online communities are a constellation of opportunities waiting to be explored.
Online Communities for Astronomers19
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association ForumTucson Amateur Astronomy Association Forum is there to enable the exchange ideas about astronomy topics among the members of the TAAA. This site allows members to informally pose questions to the group, share observing targets or generally explore astronomy topics.ForumPairingPerksEventsNewsletterPaid
The British Astronomical Association ForumThis is a place where all The British Astronomical Association members are welcome to post questions and exchange ideas with other members. If you have not yet joined the BAA, you are welcome to read any posts, but you may not join in the discussion. The BAA values freedom of expression and lively debate, but we have a few basic guidelines to ensure the discussion remains friendly and welcoming.
Orpington Astronomical Society ForumRun by a committee drawn from the membership, the Orpington Astronomical Society has been an active association in Bromley since 1980. Originally founded in Orpington (hence the name) the Society has grown from a small group of enthusiasts into an established educational charity with close links to national bodies, including the Federation of Astronomical Societies and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.ForumPairingEventsNewsletterPaid
The Astronomy ForumThe Astronomy Forum. India’s first online Astronomy Forum. The motto of this platform is to discuss such things which can not be found on Google. Thus we encourage all astronomy lovers to join and post their Questions and also help others by replying to others.ForumEventsNewsletterCourses
Cloudy Nights ForumCloudy Nights Forum is dedicated to provide a forum where you can ask your questions or provide answers based on your experience, and perhaps most importantly, the site publishes reviews of astronomical scopes and equipment as written by experienced observers in the amateur astronomy community.
Fort Wayne Astronomical Society ForumNo advanced knowledge or equipment is necessary to become a member. If you have any kind of interest in astronomy, you’ve found the right group. Your membership with FWAS will also make you a member of the Astronomical League. New members: Be sure to join our members-only online forum and say hello!ForumEventsPaid
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society ForumThe Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of astronomy enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion and advancement of astronomy throughout Southern Colorado. Our membership is diverse in age, education, occupation, astronomical experience, and interests. Some members have formal training in astronomy, but many are beginners who seek to increase their understanding of the heavens.
on discordHello and welcome to Space Nerds! Space Nerds is a general space community where you can come and talk about anything space, science, or technology related! If you're interested in anything science related and want to join a fun community and talk to others about nearly anything, this is the server for you.
on discordSpacecord is a Discord server dedicated to everything that has to do with space. Astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space travel, exploration, astrophotography, you name it we got it! We also post livestreams of launches and do trivias. Spacecord is for everyone interested in space, you don't necessarily need to be an expert.
Science and Technology
on discordScience and Technology is a free Discord server that gathers scientists and science enthusiasts worldwide to discuss all things science. It has ten channels for different scientific fields. They are: astronomy, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, environment, mathematics, physics, psychology, and technology.
Stargazers LoungeStargazers Lounge is one of the largest online astronomy forums on the Internet! Its members are diverse, come from all parts of the World and are very knowledgeable and helpful. Forum topics range from social “Astro-chat” to in-depth discussions on astrophotography equipment and processing, and everything in between.
AstroBinOnline since 2011, AstroBin is the #1 complete solution for image hosting of astrophotography. Far from being a generic run-of-the-mill image hosting website, it boasts features that are very specific to astrophotography and its philosophy is all about quality.
on discordWelcome to Cosmos Domain! We invite you to explore and learn with us! Join our server for various topics like math, physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and more STEM subjects!
The Polite and Friendly Amateur Astronomy ForumWelcome to our friendly and polite astronomy forum! Please do introduce yourself and say hello! Beginners and experienced are welcome!
on redditThe amateur hobby of humanity since the dawn of time and scientific study of celestial objects.
Online Astronomy Society
on facebookWe are a society of amateur and professional astronomers.
on redditImages of space, taken by amateurs.
on facebookThis is an informal group intended for PROFESSIONAL astronomers. If we cannot determine if you are/were a professional astronomer, your membership request will be declined. Discussion topics should, in general, be focused on one or more of the following: astronomy & astrophysics, astronomy-related technology and instrumentation, science policy, professional issues, work environments, etc.
Orbiter ForumOrbiter Forum is the orbiter and space flight discussion board. The section is about astronomy news and discussions, astrophotography, telescopes, star charts, galaxies, stars, planets & moons, discuss it all here!