“The show must go on!” was the underlying theme of last night’s outreach event in the Town of Lysander. Hurricane Ian’s huge high-cloud shield eventually overtook all of CNY and bands of heavier clouds plagued our visability from the start. Undaunted, and well prepared with trusty “Plan B”s (and some Vitamin O), the all-volunteer crew of hearty SAS members arrived in time to set up our equipment for the 8PM gala. At the appointed time and with military precision, Mike Z. Tony K., John R., Kevin L., Mike F., and I stiffened our upper lips as we stepped up […]
At Cedar Bay in Dewitt, a whopping ten SAS members came together to volunteer their time and share their knowledge, experience, and equipment with members of our community, continuing to support our club’s mission to provide outreach and promote astronomy to the public. I believe we were successful in that endeavor last night. The Dewitt Parks and Recreation Department donated $300 to SAS as the sole sponsor for about 50 residents of Dewitt, a suburb of Syracuse. Attendees paid $10 each to the Town to offset the cost to taxpayers. A local bakery also donated some half-moon cookies to the […]
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.
All, I will be hosting a “Telescope clinic” this coming Tuesday, 9/28, from 7-8:30PM at Onondaga Free Library. I’ll be giving a short talk on the various kinds of telescopes available to the amateur astronomer along with providing some training on how best to use any telescopes that you bring in. I’ll have tools and cleaning equipment on hand so we’ll hopefully be able to tune up your telescope so you can get the most out of it! Registration is required. Please visit the link below for more information and to register for the event: https://onlibonondagafree.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=10136&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/09/26