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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.

SAS in the news about the eclipse

As we are just about two weeks away from the eclipse there have been several activities that the SAS has been involved in around the community. On March 19th Dr. Kamal Jabbour presented “Eclipses” at the Cazenovia library. They are also holding additional events leading up to the eclipse. Cazenovia Public Library looks forward to the April 2024 solar eclipse News Channel 9 has published an additional special title Totality:The Great American Eclipse. This includes an interview by Ray Dague beginning at the twenty and half minute mark. Totality:The Great American Eclipse      

General Meeting and AP Group Meeting 7-9PM, Tues. 1/16 Lemoyne

Our January meetings will be held in-person (and via Zoom for snowbirds) next Tuesday, January 16 in Room 318 of the Science Center Addition (SCA) building on the campus of Lemoyne College, beginning at 7 PM. This month, one of our members, Bob Ostrander, will present a timely lecture entitled “Eclipses”. We will also vote to elect Doug Fenster to replace retiring board member, Greg Sigworth. After the general meeting, the newly-formed Astrophotography Group will meet from 8-9 PM to informally discuss tips and techniques of image processing. We’ll award this month’s winners of the Pretty Pix and Pixel Peepers […]