Astronomy In The News

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The MOST And SAS Host A Transit Of Venus Observing Session (And More!) 5 June 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Greetings fellow asrtrophiles, UPDATES WILL FOLLOW. STAY TUNED! I am pleased to announce that the SAS is collaborating with the MOST (Museum of Science and Technology, and is hosting the outside observing session for the Transit of Venus/SUN-EARTH DAY: SHADOWS OF THE SUN Session this June 5th! The indoor MOST session is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and includes a live NASA Feed of the transit from Hawaii (which will be our fall-back location if the Syracuse skies do not permit observing). The SAS scopes will be set up until sunset (or until buildings obscure our view […]

SAS Astronomical Chronicle For May 2012, Public Viewing Session This Friday, May 11 (12 Alt.), And 40 Minute SuperMoon Notice

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.

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. […]

Just In Case – Darling Hill Observatory Will NOT Be Opening For The December 10 Eclipse

Greetings fellow astrophiles, As a few calls and emails have come in – the December 10 Lunar Eclipse will not be visible from the East Coast and will, in fact, only be somewhat visible to early-morning risers on the West Coast. The forecast calls for considerable cloud cover as well on the evening of December 9th, so we will also not host a still-can’t-see-the-eclipse nighttime lunar observing session. For pictures and interesting descriptions and discussions about the even we won’t be able to see, check out the following: And expect some fantastic pictures to be posted to astronomy website […]