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December Meeting Announced!


Posted by Sean McClain, November 11th, 2018

Please save the date.  We will have our December meeting on 12/14 from 7 to 8:30.  The location will be announced soon!  It will either be at Ferrante Hall, or at a surprise remote location!

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Scope Clinic Today!


Posted by Sean McClain, November 10th, 2018

Don’t forget to bring out that old telescope that’s been sitting in your basement for a tuneup! Do you have an old scope that needs some attention to get it in serviceable shape? Are you considering buying a scope as a gift or for yourself in the near future? Do you have a scope that you could never figure out how to use or to get those pesky starts into the eyepiece of?
 
Come out to the Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville located at 5110 Jamesville Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078 today 11/10/2018 between 1PM and 4PM. Astronomers from the Syracuse Astronomical Society (SAS) will be on hand with telescopes set up and tools on-hand. SAS members will help you understand the different types of scopes, give you opportunities to look through them and operate them, and will help you to choose, operate, repair, or tune up your existing scope. This event is free to all.

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October Public Observing Session


Posted by Sean McClain, October 5th, 2018

Please join us for our monthly public star party at Darling Hill Observatory starting on Friday October 5th at 7:00PM!  See these tips for what to bring, how to dress, how to handle headlights, smart phones, and flashlights, and what to expect.  Watch this site for cancellation or rescheduling due to weather.

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September Public Observing Session


Posted by Sean McClain, September 2nd, 2018

Please join us for our monthly public star party at Darling Hill Observatory starting on Friday September 7th at 8:00PM!  See these tips for what to bring, how to dress, how to handle headlights, smart phones, and flashlights, and what to expect.  Watch this site for cancellation or rescheduling due to weather.  If you are interested in seeing the lecture on Hydrogen-Alpha solar observing instruments, please arrive prior to 7:30PM.

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Business Meeting & Scope Clinic 8/24/18


Posted by Sean McClain, August 17th, 2018

We will have our August business meeting including club elections and a scope clinic on Friday 8/24/18.  The location will be announced prior to the meeting, but will be at Darling Hill Observatory or Onondaga Community College 343 Ferrante Hall.

Update 8/24/18: We will be meeting at the Darling Hill Observatory tonight from 7 to 9.  Items on the agenda are: Bylaws adoption, Board member elections, Scope Clinic, and Observing.  Mars looks good tonight for viewing.  See you there!

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