Greetings fellow astrophiles! 1. Perseid Opening – As of 11:00 a.m., conditions look right for opening Darling Hill for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Please keep track of this website around 5:00 p.m. today for the final decision and possible decision about opening tomorrow night instead. 2. The latest edition of the SAS newsletter is available for download below: DOWNLOAD HERE This edition features a lengthy article by the SAS’s Rick Kellogg on an Electronic Polar Alignment Scope, available for download at 2012_August_R_Kellogg_Electronic_Polar_Alignment_Scope.pdf. Rick’s summary is below: A traditional polar scope can be used to align an equatorial mount in a […]
Greetings fellow astrophile, The July 2012 edition of the Astronomical Chronicle is available for download, featuring highlights of the MOST/SAS Transit-Of-Venus session this past June 5th: 2012 July Astronomical Chronicle The previously-scheduled Summer Seminar has been turned into a Public Viewing Session to coincide with the Perseid Meteor Shower, for which we will hope to be open both nights for as long as conditions (and meteor count) will allow. Stay tuned to this page and our facebook group for updates!
Greetings fellow astrophiles, The Astronomical Chronicle for June 2012 is available for download below: June 2012 Astronomical Chronicle This issue includes information about the Venus Transit (more below) and an article first published in the Syracuse New Times in May of 2001 about Karl Schultz, a long-time member of the SAS who passed this past 21 May 2012. The SAS thanks the New Times for allowing the reprinting of the article to bring new members “up to speed” on some of our society’s history. Also, the Venus Transit is still officially on for June 5th as detailed in the blog […]
Greetings fellow astrophile! The May 2012 Astronomical Chronicle is up in plenty of time for our next Public Viewing Session this Friday, May 11 (as always, check the website by 5:00 p.m. on Friday to confirm we’ll be opening). And, if you’re reading this in time, don’t forget to give the Moon your undivided attention at 11:35 p.m. tonight.