John Rush

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John Rush is relatively new to the hobby of Astronomy. He has always had an interest in space, and a passion for the night time sky, ever since he first looked at the rings of Saturn, through his telescope, in the backyard at his parents house. Eventually he was able to visit a sky dark enough to see the Milky Way and the rest is history. During the day he works as Technical Manager at a laboratory in Liverpool, NY. However at night if it’s clear you can very often find him at DHO pointing his telescope to the sky.

Observation Report: Cherry Springs Star Party 2024

This past weekend a few of us attended the Cherry Springs Star Party. This year was the 20th anniversary of the party, and it sold out in a record time of 57 minutes. However due to less than stellar weather reports the party was attended by far fewer people than last year’s party. While the conditions during the day weren’t great with bouts of wind and rain blowing the tents around the skies were clear at night for the two nights we stayed. On the second night we ended up with a little scare. A nearby transformer blew and the […]

May Public Observing Session is On

All, Tonight’s public session (5/31) at the Darling Hill Observatory is on. Come and enjoy the views through our 16” telescope, or sit out in the lawn and look at the Milky Way! Members will also have scopes setup on the lawn, and an EAA presentation will happen in the chatroom. We expect clear skies but please dress warmly as the temperatures will be in the 50’s. The chartroom will be heated if you need a place to warm up. Sunset is at 8:37 PM so it’s best to arrive around then. See you on the Hill!

April’s Public Observing Session

On Friday April 26th we held  a successful public observing session at that Darling Hill Observatory. Over 70 people came to look at objects through the our Cave reflector hosted by Mike Brady and our observatory director Ray Dague. Also inside our chartroom Jeff Higgins and Tony Krishock were giving EAA presentations to the many guests as well.  We also had a very large number of people out on the field.