Viewing the annular eclipse from Central New York

If the sky is clear the morning of June 10th, 2021, we will be able to see a partial annular eclipse at sunrise. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is further from the Sun and instead of covering the Sun, it leaves a visible annular ring. In North America, we’d have to go to Canada to see the totality. Here in CNY, we can see a partial annular eclipse. Sunrise is 5:30 am and you will need a clear view of the horizon, which complicates  matters. DHO is out because we don’t have a clear line of sight. Oneida […]

Moon night is a “Go”

*** SAS Members *** We’ve decided that an abbreviated public session is better than no session at all.  So, we’ll start earlier (at 7 PM) while the sun and Moon are still above the horizon and the clouds are fewer.  Then quickly slew to as many targets as possible before the clouds roll in around 10 PM.   Bring a jacket and mask, even if you’re fully vaccinated. The grounds may be too soggy to park on, so you may not want to wear flip flops to walk the last 100 yards.   The next Moon Night is May 21 […]

*** Moon night rescheduled ***

*** SAS Members ***   Due to cloudiness and poor seeing conditions, tonight’s Moon and Planets Night scheduled for 4/16 will be postponed until tomorrow, 4/17. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better, but there’s an 80% chance that it won’t. Stay tuned. We’ll make a decision by noon tomorrow and publish it via email, facebook, and on our website.   The next scheduled public event is our Public Observing Session preceding the New Moon in 3 weeks, on May 7th or 8th. Our next public Moon and Planets night is May 22nd or 23rd.

SAS Member Observing Session

***** SAS Members *****   The weather forecast appears to be good for our Second Member Observing Session of the 2021 Observing season to be held on the hill at Darling Hill Observatory in Tully, NY. The grounds might still be a little mushy and it will be chilly and possibly windy, so come prepared.   For the protection of all members and to comply with state and local COVID-19 requirements, we will require masks and as much social distancing as possible during the event.   We’ll get started promptly at Sunset, so come a little early and settle in […]