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March Meeting Cancelled due to Weather!!!


Posted by Sean McClain, March 22nd, 2019

Well, the prediction has not improved.  As such, we have decided to choose the safety of our members over the compelling desire to hear a great lecture by Tyler Beagle, talk about our many active projects and opportunities, telescopes, and the cosmos among friends.  Tonight’s meeting at OCC is cancelled without a rain date.  But don’t despair!  We will be meeting soon!  Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday April 5th (the new moon – only two weeks away) at Darling Hill Observatory at 6PM (Board Meeting) and 7PM (Public Observing).  If all goes per Jeff’s plan we’ll have the Nexus system installed on the Cave by then, so that when Tony says “look it’s the Lagoon Nebula” I won’t say “hang on everyone, I think we can get it in the eyepiece before the next cloud arrives!”

Stay tuned for upcoming events as spring begins to thaw CNY and clear skies become more frequent!

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March Meeting Weather Alert!


Posted by Sean McClain, March 22nd, 2019

Tonight’s meeting may be cancelled if the prediction for snow persists.  Check back after noon today (Friday 3/22) for the final call.

NWS Syracuse Forecast

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So You Have a New Scope… Now What?


Posted by Sean McClain, January 6th, 2019

Did you get a new telescope over the holiday?  Maybe a gift from someone who loves you.  Maybe a gift from you! Maybe something that you’ve had for a while… Or maybe something you have yet to purchase! Would you like someone to show you how to get stars in the eyepiece?  Then this event is for you!

Astronomers from the Syracuse Astronomical Society will be on-hand to help you understand how to find interesting things to observe in the night sky using your equipment.  Bring your equipment and your questions to the Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville at 5110 Jamesville Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078 on Saturday January 12th between 1 and 4 PM.  This event is for all ages, and is free to all.

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Welcome 2019!


Posted by Sean McClain, January 1st, 2019

We had a nice ringing in of 2019 among fellow astronomers and some talk of plans for the year.

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2019 New Year’s Toast


Posted by Sean McClain, December 24th, 2018

2019 is on the horizon and we have tons of stuff planned!  It all starts on Tuesday 1/1/2019 with our annual New Year’s Day toast at Darling Hill Observatory.  Join us at noon on 1/1/2019 for a toast to start off the new year.  Please note that our driveway will likely be snowed in this time of year, so we will be parking on Strong Road and walking to the observatory.  If the snow is deep you might want to bring snow shoes.  Dress warm for the walk!  We’ll be sure to crank up the heat in the observatory.  See you there!