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Public Observing is ON for tonight at DHO!

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The current weather forecast is 50/50 for clouds, so stay tuned.  At this time we are planning for public observation to be open!

Apollo 13 Lecture at Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

External Event: “Unlucky” Apollo 13 Lecture at Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville. Registration

Cancelled: Dual Purpose Night: April 13th

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Weather Fouled Plans — Backup Date Fouled Too

Messier Marathon and a Public Viewing session at DHO.

After losing most of 2017 to the roof repair, looking forward to a Grand Observing Night (hear that clouds!) on Friday, April 13th at 7 PM.

We are also working on rolling out an observing log and member forum. More details to follow.

An urgent appeal to society members and to all interested in amateur astronomy in Central New York:

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
As noted earlier this summer, in the interest of safety all use of our main telescope and chart room at Darling Hill Observatory was suspended due to severe annual winter weather damage. Multiple chart room roof joists have failed. The observation deck roof can no longer safely be rolled back over the chart room until the roof and joists are replaced.

An appeal for funds last spring helped, yet today, the society remains approximately $1,000.00 short of its fundraising goal to complete repairs. To enable use of the observatory this fall, we must start construction by mid-September. A reputable contractor awaits our raising sufficient funding for this essential project.

Your tax-deductible donation would be greatly appreciated. The Syracuse Astronomical Society is a Section 501(c)(3) Corporation. On behalf of the SAS board, thank you in advance as the society celebrates its 97th year!

Please mail your contribution to:

Treasurer / The Syracuse Astronomical Society

6781 Morehouse Flats Road

Jamesville, NY 13078

Save The Date: July Membership Meeting

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Planning a general membership meeting on Friday 7/21/17 at 1900 on the OCC campus.

Topic will be discussion about the upcoming eclipse and organizational matters.

More information on the building and room will be forthcoming.