Greetings fellow astrophiles, We add rain to overcast conditions tonight, meaning our “official” Messier Marathon weekend was an official wash for 2012. We await chances for a few “unofficial” sessions in coming weeks, including our next Public Viewing Session on April 13 (14 alt.). Stay tuned!
Greetings fellow astrophile! The July 2011 newsletter has been posted in advance of the next Public Viewing Session and can be downloaded below: Astronomical Chronicle for July 2011 If the weather holds, this should prove to be a busy Saturday at Darling Hill. The originally-scheduled lecture/demonstration on telescope collimation by Bob Piekiel is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. This lecture provides you an opportunity to learn about the most important post-purchase piece of telescope maintenance at the hands of the arguably the most knowledgeable telescope owner in Central New York. The 6:30 start provides plenty of daylight as well, meaning you […]
Greetings fellow astrophile! The SAS Astronomical Chronicle for May 2011 is now posted (a bit close to the edge of May due to the April/May double-viewing overlap). Note that next week is our next Public Viewing session and we are hosting a lecture at White Branch Library on June 4 at 3:00 p.m. Stay tuned to the website next Friday and Saturday for weather updates. www.syracuse-astro.org/pdf/astronomical_chronicle_may_2011.pdf
The Messier Marathon scheduled for tonight (and possibly tomorrow) will not be happening at Darling Hill due to the overcast Nor’easter conditions, expectation of rain/snow through tonight and tomorrow, and the considerable amount of ice and snow still on the edges of the observatory grounds and our winding uphill driveway. Darling Hill grounds on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 The Clear Sky Clock shows clearing conditions for tomorrow night, although the Observatory grounds will likely still not be ready for hosting. We will update on the website tomorrow.