Archive for July, 2012

Paine Branch Library Lecture Moved Up To 5:30 p.m. Today, Tuesday – July 24

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The (hopefully) solar observing and kids’ lecture at Paine Branch Library has been moved up by 1/2 hour to 5:30 p.m. For directions, see www.onlib.org/web/locations_hours/branches/paine.htm.

Darling Hill Observatory WILL OPEN Tonight (Saturday The 21th) For A “Member And More” Session

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

The forecast is just promising enough to warrant an opening for this evening and we have a few small groups that are interested in attending for a session tonight, so we will be opening the observatory for a “Member+” session. As is the policy, these member sessions are open to the public, but our usual sky tours and lectures will not occur, instead providing people opportunities to work on special projects or otherwise observe whatever else is out beyond the “pick hits” of planets and bright clusters (a good chance to practice you skills at observing faint objects).

Will expect to have the gate open by 8:30 p.m. tonight. We hope you can join us!

Darling Hill Observatory Will NOT Open Tonight (Friday The 20th) For The Member Session

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

We are hoping to get at least one session in before the end of July, but tonight is decidedly NOT it. Tomorrow is looking more promising, but the forecasts are not in good agreement as to when any potential clearing will occur. We will announce sometime before 5:00 p.m. tomorrow if anyone will be showing up to open the gates. Stay tuned!

SAS Astronomical Chronicle For July 2012, Advanced Notice About The Perseid Meteor Shower

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophile,

The July 2012 edition of the Astronomical Chronicle is available for download, featuring highlights of the MOST/SAS Transit-Of-Venus session this past June 5th:

2012 July Astronomical Chronicle

The previously-scheduled Summer Seminar has been turned into a Public Viewing Session to coincide with the Perseid Meteor Shower, for which we will hope to be open both nights for as long as conditions (and meteor count) will allow. Stay tuned to this page and our facebook group for updates!

Darling Hill Observatory Will NOT Open Tonight (Friday The 13th) For Public Viewing

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The currently hazy and muggy conditions in CNY are expected to turn into overcast conditions tonight, so we will not be opening the Observatory. As tomorrow night is looking even less promising than tonight, this may be a Public Viewing Weekend wash, in which case we may consider using one of the nights next weekend as a make-up Public Viewing session. Check back tomorrow just in case, otherwise stay tuned next Friday for more updates.