Mike Fratto

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Mike Fratto is an amateur astronomer who can be found in his backyard or at Darling Hill Observatory on the rare nights its clear in Central New York.
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Join us at Maker Faire Syracuse

Join us at Maker Faire Syracuse. The event will be at the SRC Arena at OCC on April 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will have a table and tent outside with some solar scopes and a raffle. There are a lot of Maker exhibitors such as Drone displays, Woodworkers of Central New York, blacksmithing demonstrations, engines and mechanical creations, robotics, and model airplanes. Lots of demonstrations.

Viewing the annular eclipse from Central New York

If the sky is clear the morning of June 10th, 2021, we will be able to see a partial annular eclipse at sunrise. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is further from the Sun and instead of covering the Sun, it leaves a visible annular ring. In North America, we’d have to go to Canada to see the totality. Here in CNY, we can see a partial annular eclipse. Sunrise is 5:30 am and you will need a clear view of the horizon, which complicates  matters. DHO is out because we don’t have a clear line of sight. Oneida […]