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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.

Darling Hill Will OPEN Tonight For A Group/Public Viewing Session – Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The SAS is hosting a group at Darling Hill tonight and are opening the grounds to a general Public Viewing Session. The skies look far more promising tonight than last night and several board and scope-owning members have already planned on attending. The grounds should be open by 8:00 p.m. for those interested in setting up early and exploring the Observatory Grounds.

We hope you can join us!

Darling Hill Will OPEN Tonight For Member Project Sessions – Friday, June 22 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The Night Sky predictions for tonight look promising and some members have already decided to get some deep space observing in, so Darling Hill will open tonight near sunset.

As mentioned previously, the public is invited to Member Project Sessions. That said, these are not typical Public Viewing sessions where tours and pick-hits of the evening are had, but instead are for dedicated observing.

Darling Hill Will OPEN Tonight For Public Viewing – Friday, June 15 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

The clear skies predicted for tonight allow for an atypically early posting about our opening for Public Viewing. The southern skies belong to Saturn and Mars tonight, with the great band of the Milky Way rising from the East before midnight.

And, for those attending the Cherry Springs Star Party this weekend in PA, Ryan Goodson and I (Damian) will be there with scopes at the ready. For those interested in coordinating with the rest of the Syracuse contingent, drop an email to sas@somewhereville.com or call 559-4737 (with the Syracuse Area code).

We hope you can join us!