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Members/Public Session Postponed to 11/11/23

SAS Members, Tonight’s public/member session is postponed until 11/11/23 due to weather. Tomorrow night we expect clear skies, so please join us at the Darling Hill Observatory for our final public session of the year. Temperatures are expected to be at or below freezing so please dress warmly. The chart room will be open with the heat on. Thank You.

October’s Public Night at the DHO

On Saturday October 7th, we entertained 6 members of the public at the Darling Hill Observatory. It was first truly fall night after several 80 degree days in a row just a couple of days earlier. The weather was rainy and miserable all day but right almost as if it was on cue the skies cleared up just after sunset. John R. slewed the Cave to almost a dozen targets entertaining the crowd on the observing deck. Targets included Saturn, Jupiter, the Veil Nebula, and the Pleiades. Jeff H. and Tony K. were down in warm chartroom entertaining guests as […]

Public Session 10/6 Postponed

Tonights Public Session is postponed to Saturday Oct 7th, due to expected clouds and rain. The forecast has improved slightly for Saturday night but still maybe clouded out so an official announcement will be made tomorrow if the session will be held.

Skaneatelas star party. Picture of the field with participants.

Friday Night’s Star-Party in Skaneateles

Under cloudless skies, several members donated their Friday night to helping with the Special (paid) Event in Austin Park last night.  Mike Z., Bob O., Tony K., Adam D., Shane J., Mike B., and Paul W. joined me in promoting astronomy to about 50 residents and friends of Skaneateles.     Tony and I did our EAA shows to large audiences near the pavilion while the others set up their visual scopes on a small hill nearby.  Shane manned the welcome table and disseminated lots of information about our club to everyone.  The Bortle 5 sky was not much brighter than DHO […]