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SAS Astronomical Chronicle For Jan/Feb/March 2012 And Messier Marathon, March 23/24

Greetings fellow astrophile! The winter hibernation (be it as it was in CNY) is over for the SAS as we post our first newsletter for 2012 and announce the first session of the year this coming March 23/24 in the form of a Messier Marathon. Details are in the newsletter. We hope you can join us! Meantime, continue to enjoy Venus (brighter) and Jupiter (dimmer) on our Western sky this week! Astronomical Chronicle For Jan/Feb/March 2012

Junior Café Scientifique – Antarctica Before the Ice: How Global Climate Change Affects Marine Ecology – Saturday, March 10

Greetings fellow astrophiles! A TACNY-hosted (Technology Alliance of CNY, of which the SAS is a member organization) Junior Café Scientifique lecture at the MOST is happening on Saturday March 10 at 9:30 a.m. Information is below. When: Saturday, March 10, 9:30-11:00am (NOTE: not the usual third Saturday of the month) Where: Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), Syracuse NY Linda C. Ivany, an associate professor of earth sciences at Syracuse University, will present Antarctica Before the Ice: How Global Climate Change Affects Marine Ecology, a talk about the threat of global warming to Antarctica, as part of […]

TACNY Sweet Lecture – Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive? – March 13, 5:30 p.m.

Greetings fellow astrophiles! A TACNY (Technology Alliance of CNY, of which the SAS is a member organization) Sweet Lecture (not to be directly confused with a sweet TACNY Lecture) is happening on the OCC campus on Tuesday, March 13. Information from the TACNY website for “Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive?” is provided below. When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 5:30 pm Where: Whitney Applied Technology Center Room 101 at Onondaga Community College Stan Wilczek Jr., PE, author and assistant professor at Keuka College, will present Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive?, a talk about the future of nuclear energy in the […]

Astrophotography Highlights From The London Chess Classic, 7 December 2011

Greetings fellow astrophiles, Passing along an interesting link (and note) sent by Steve Capp, SAS Member and reigning king of the Darling Hill Big Dobsonian owners (and the last amateur astronomer you want to play chess against on an overcast night). Embedded here are a few images from the great read at Dr. Christian Sasse, Vishy Anand, John Nunn at the astronomy session. Being a chess player, I have been following a world class chess tournament in London this week. One Grandmaster from London (Dr John Nunn) along with the world champion (Viswanathan Anand) are really interested in astronomy. […]