Category Archives: Sidewalk Astronomy

TONIGHT (Friday, June 17th, 9 – 11 p.m.) – Larry’s Hosting A Sidewalk Session At Peter’s Polar Parlor

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This just in from Larry Slosberg on the Facebook Group Page (and meetup.com Event):

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Trying to decide what to do on a Friday night? Well, let me suggest Ice Cream and Moonlight (and Jupiter, Saturn and Mars).

Tonight, starting at 9pm, the CNYO will be at Peter’s Polar Parlor on Milton Ave in Solvay. Showing, to anyone interested, the Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

All are welcome, no purchase necessary (but oh so yummy) and the views through the telescope are, as always, free for all.

Where: Peter’s Polar Parlor, 3345 Milton Avenue, Syracuse, NY
When: Friday, June 17th, 9pm to 11pm

TONIGHT! 12 May 2016 – Sidewalk Astronomy Night With Larry Slosberg At The Fairmount Wegmans Parking Lot, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

A snapshot of the assembled crowd, courtesy of Michelle Slosberg (click for a larger view):

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Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This just in from CNY sidewalk astronomer extraordinaire Larry Slosberg.

To pre-register (just for the early head count!) – Facebook EventMeetup Event


Click above to make directions to the Fairmount Wegmans.

13177634_10208681756937167_5369930919488031320_nTonight, Thursday May 12th, I am going to be hosting another “sidewalk astronomy” night at the Fairmount Wegmans parking lot. I had a great response to the last one I did, and I know that there were many people that wanted to come but couldn’t, so here I go again.

Provided the skies stay reasonably clear, I will be setting up my telescope in the Fairmount Wegmans parking lot from about 8:30 to 10:30 (Check here at about 7:30pm to see if I have to cancel due to cloud cover). Tonight, we will be viewing Jupiter and the Moon (nearly first quarter). And maybe even Mars and/or Saturn for those who can stay later (Mars rises at 9:15 and Saturn at 9:50).

This is free for everyone. All are welcome! I never charge for my Sidewalk astronomy events because I want as many people to get the chance to look up at the night sky through a telescope as possible.

This is a CNY Observers event. We are a group of local amateur astronomers who like to get out and share the night sky with everyone!

The Solar Observing Session At Marcellus Free Library Is ON Today, August 11th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The cloud cover in CNY is currently “ish,” with enough open pockets and thin edges to make solar observing possible, if not reasonable (hence the late call on the official session announcement). The Marcellus Library How-To Fair will last from 6 to 8 p.m., but the treeline will likely end the solar session by 7:30.

And I’ve been told the library is providing free ice cream. Bring your Perseid questions!

This is also a busy week for CNYO. Check out our additional sessions this week on our official August announcement.

Marcellus Free Library is hosting a How-To Fair this evening. Like the same session we ran a solar session at for Liverpool Public Library, this event will host several local organizations showing how to do any of a number of activities. To this session, Bob Piekiel will be hosting a Solar Viewing Session (weather-permitting). I’ve still several pairs of solar glasses available from our International SUNDay attempt that I’ll be giving away to attendees.