Archive for October, 2011

Darling Hill Observatory Will OPEN Tonight, 30 October (Sunday)

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

We have decided to try to make something of this weekend’s Public Observing Session and will be opening Darling Hill tonight around 7:30 p.m. It will be cold and still partly overcast, but we hope the clouds keep to a minimum to allow us to reclaim some of the observing time lost over the last few completely overcast weekends.

Again, dress for extra-cold conditions. You will be the only source of heat at the observatory tonight, so try to keep as much of it for yourself as you can.

NOTE: Those of you present (or looking North-West) around 7:40 p.m. will be treated to the only International Space Station fly-over. In the absence of cloud cover, it will be hard to miss!

Darling Hill Observatory Will NOT Be Opening Tonight, 29 October (Saturday)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

We are 0-for-2 this session, but are being spared the snowfall despite not being spared the considerable cloud cover. We hope to still schedule at least one more session in short order in expectation of November not being reasonable for observing. Stay tuned!

Darling Hill Observatory Will NOT Be Opening Tonight, 28 October (Friday)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The weather is not on our side this evening, with small patches of light blue surrounded by considerable higher haze and dark clouds. As the predictability of reasonable conditions tonight is in question, we will not be opening for tonight. Worse still, tomorrow looks similarly bad, but we will keep track of conditions and hope for changes in the forecasts.

SAS Astronomical Chronicle For October 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Greetings fellow astrophile!

The October 2011 newsletter has been posted in advance of the next Public Viewing Session this coming Friday and Saturday and can be downloaded below:

Astronomical Chronicle for October 2011

Keep track of the website Friday and Saturday afternoons by 5:00 p.m. to confirm that we’ll be opening. We’re expecting cold conditions this week, so be sure to dress accordingly!

“The Nighttime Sky Through CNY Eyes” – Lecture At Beaver Lake Nature Center Oct. 19 or 21, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

Image from www.waymarking.com.

The SAS is hosting a lecture/observing session at Beaver Lake Nature Center next Wednesday, Oct. 19 (with a rain date of Friday, Oct. 21). We don’t observe with Syracuse to our South very often, so hopefully the tree line is low enough to give us clear new views of our Northern Horizon. Pre-registration is required and the event is free. We hope you can join us!

Details, directions, and the registration link can be found at: www.parkscalendar.com/events/detail/20111019/33/26/1/0/0/2348