Under cloudless skies, several members donated their Friday night to helping with the Special (paid) Event in Austin Park last night. Mike Z., Bob O., Tony K., Adam D., Shane J., Mike B., and Paul W. joined me in promoting astronomy to about 50 residents and friends of Skaneateles. Tony and I did our EAA shows to large audiences near the pavilion while the others set up their visual scopes on a small hill nearby. Shane manned the welcome table and disseminated lots of information about our club to everyone. The Bortle 5 sky was not much brighter than DHO […]
SAS Members, We’re on for tonight! Our final regularly-scheduled public observing session is on for tonight, 10/14 at Darling Hill Observatory in Tully, NY. Sunset will be at about 6:30 and the waning gibbous moon will be up around 10:00. We’ll have Jupiter and Saturn well positioned in the southeast and Mars a bit later. The temperatures have been cool at night and getting cooler, so dress warmly. Hat & gloves highly recommended. Come down and join us!
“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 […]
*** SAS Members *** You are invited to join us for our last scheduled observing session of the 2022 season tonight, 9/23 at Darling Hill. The skies will be clear tonight, but there will be a noticeable chill in the air so come prepared! See you on the Hill!