I am a very amateur astronomer and I would like to learn more. I have a telescope but probably don't use it correctly. I had taken an astronomy class in 2003 at occc and loved it but that's as far as formal education goes.
The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is a gathering point for people interested in Astronomy and Science in the Mid-Hudson Valley. We organize a monthly lecture series, as well as monthly observing sessions at dark sky sites in the Hudson Valley, and public and educational events. To become a supporting member of the MHAA, go to join.midhudsonastro.org. Dues are $25 per year. Our members are available to make presentations or arrange for public observations of the night sky or the sun and to help beginners learn how to get started in astronomy.