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Excellent Board & Member Meetings!


Posted by Sean McClain, September 11th, 2020

We had two excellent meetings tonight with a lot of talk of observations and techniques as well as things going on and opportunities to learn and get engaged. Please enjoy some excellent photos from SAS member and former board member Robert Ostrander at his website!

http://www.nyostrander.us/CoolLink/Observing.html

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September


Posted by Sean McClain, September 7th, 2020

We’ve had some good viewing and some outstanding events this summer. Unfortunately, we remain limited to member-only events as we are not yet able to invite the public to Darling Hill Observatory.

Friday 9/11 at 7:00 PM is our member meeting. We will have a short lecture by Dave Wormuth and some time for open-floor discussion of all the great observing and photography that has been going on. This will be a Zoom meeting. Look for the invitation in your email from the SAS mailing list. If you didn’t get the link send us an email at infosyracuseastro@gmail.com. If you are looking to join SAS to gain access to the email list, lectures, astronomers, astrophotographers, dark sky site, and fellowship, you can find information on becoming a member on our membership page. Clear Skies!

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August Update


Posted by Sean McClain, August 14th, 2020

Hello to all SAS members & followers! I know this has been a tough year for social activities, and I’m sorry to have to say again that we are not able to host public star parties at the Darling Hill Observatory in Tully, NY at this time. Thanks for your patience. We’ll be back in time.

As local CNY astronomers know, we have been very fortunate to have comfortable nighttime weather, clear skies, and lots of open space in Central New York for a while now and I know many of us have been enjoying the Perseids as well. If you are interested in joining the Syracuse Astronomical Society to gain access to our dark sky site, private mailing list, lectures (via Zoom currently) and better access to our member astronomers, many of whom are not active on FB, you can find information on becoming a member at http://www.syracuse-astro.org/join-the-syracuse-astronomic…/ Cheers and Clear Skies!

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July Update – We’re Still Looking Up!


Posted by Sean McClain, July 10th, 2020

While we have not been able to host public events this season we are still actively working to improve our facilities and to support astronomy in CNY. If you have questions feel free to send us an email at infosyracuseastro@gmail.com.

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April Public Star Party Cancelled


Posted by Sean McClain, April 17th, 2020

Unfortunately, we have to cancel the public star party for April 24th. While I’m sure everyone is ready to get outside after winter, we’re going to have to wait a bit longer before we have public parties. Going forward we will make decisions on the next public event as it approaches.

On the upside, we had an outstanding April member meeting online. If you would like to join us, send an email at infosyracuseastro@gmail.com and we can get you into the online meeting.

At the April meeting, we had open floor discussions on observations and astrophotography among others, and we had two excellent lectures on a Barn Door Tracker project and a NexStar 8se Go-To Telescope Altitude Repair project.