The CC-ARC is made up of parents, teachers, students, summer campers, and even twelve* NASA astronauts. There are Active Members who are FCC-licensed HAMs, Provisional Members who are working on their HAM Technician licenses, and Supporting Members who oversee the club activities and lend help or expertise where needed.
Where We Meet
The CC-ARC is based on the top floor of the Clay Center Observatory high on a hill on the campus of Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, MA. There is a radio room set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs, a conference room with a kitchenette for meetings and classes, a world-class telescopic observatory, and solar- and wind-energy roof decks with 360-degree views of greater Boston.
How To Join
Currently, there is no fee to join. Filling out the application gives you membership privileges including, among other things, e-mailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities. Although there are no age restrictions, it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. Join on-line.
Other ActivitiesThe Clay Center Observatory hosts educational and outreach programs, public astronomy nights, public lectures, a summer science camp, and it participates in ground-breaking astronomical research. Visit www.claycenter.org and www.clayobservatory.org for more information.
* Astronauts (01/2015): Dan Burbank, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Sunita Williams, Michael Lopez-Alegria, John Grunsfeld, Joe Tanner, Rick Mastracchio, Cady Coleman, Jerry Carr, Michael Barratt, Steve Bowen, Donald Thomas