SAS Members.. We are a “go” for tonight’s observing session at Darling Hill Observatory! If you’re planning to join us, please be aware that you’ll probably have to park at the base of the hill along Strong road and hike up the hill to the observatory building. We had a path cleared up the hill, but there’s no way to turn around at the top and drive down. Bring a flashlight with you for when you’re hiking back down the hill at night. Also, please come dressed appropriately for cold weather (Hat, gloves, hiking boots and extra layers). Our map […]
******* SAS Members ******** For those of you who are planning to attend our observing session for tonight, 3/12, we have decided to move our observing session at Darling Hill Observatory in Tully to Saturday night, 3/13. It will be a bit colder, but the skies will be clearer and we’ll have a little more time to clear snow away from the building. The wind should be a little less intense as well. See you all Saturday!
Please join us Thursday, March 18th at 7 PM for a virtual lecture presented by Fred Jaquin, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Physics at Onondaga Community College. Measuring the Distance to nearby spiral galaxy NGC 2442 using the method of “standard candles” and supernova SN2015F. This presentation will illustrate the potential for analyzing time lapse videos of supernova. On 09 Feb 2016 the astronomy Picture of the Day presented a time lapse video of supernova SN2015F. Link to APOD: 2016 February 9 – The Rise and Fall of Supernova 2015F to see that video. The light curve of […]
Well, it’s early March. The longest month of the winter. By my count, we’ve had about five clear nights. It seems that every time I look up, I see thick grey skies looking back at me. As the cloudy winter days drag on and on, I’m reminded of a joke told by our observatory director Raymond Dague, who cheerfully reminds us that the “Syracuse nebula” is always visible! So, what is an astronomer to do during these long winter nights with few if any observing opportunities? Plenty. For starters, if you own a telescope, this is the ideal time to […]