Friends of Astronomy
In 1992 the Department officially inaugurated a group called "Friends of Astronomy" composed mostly of Cornell alumni and friends. This has been a very happy experience with significant interaction between the Department and the "Friends" including special symposia like The Big Red Universe symposium held in May 2012 and the Orion Newsletter.
Anyone with an interest in all things astronomical here at Cornell is welcome to join the Friends of Astronomy group. You can even join us on Facebook!