Category Archives: Cny Science

Summer Research Opportunity – Do Research @ SUNY-ESF and Earn Credits

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list concerning summer research opportunities with the MELNHE (Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems) Project, which you can read more about at their website: www.esf.edu/melnhe/. As a university academic, I highly recommended getting motivated students (of any age) engaged in any and all such activities (their brains and CVs will thank them)!

“Be part of the research team working on a forest nutrient project at SUNY-ESF. Earn up to 3 college credits at no cost to you. Lab work includes leaf identification and sorting, soil processing, building sap flow sensors and managing data. Weekend and daytime opportunities available. Contact Camila Ferguson at cofergus@syr.edu or Maura H. Stefl at mhstefl@esf.edu.”

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org and their Facebook page.

“Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy” – Starting July 17th At Coursera

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The following was forwarded along to several local astronomy group mail lists by CNYO/SAS/ASRAS member Dr. David Wormuth. The Coursera course, “Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy,” is hosted right in our own neighborhood – featuring University of Rochester professor of astrophysics (and NPR science mainstay) Dr. Adam Frank (twitter).

You’ve no excuse for not learning something interesting this summer.

Click on the following link for all of the details and to enroll – https://www.coursera.org/learn/astronomy. Coursera will certainly not complain if you wish to enroll through the paying option ($49) to support the cause, but you can also sign up for the free option (without a completion certificate at the end) when you enroll for the course.

From the course website: https://www.coursera.org/learn/astronomy/home/welcome

About this Course

An introduction to modern astronomy’s most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.

5 March 2017 Aldebaran Grazing Occultation – Combined Videos On vimeo.com

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The following came across my email not to long ago from Brad Timerson of ASRAS and the IOTA, featuring the combined efforts of a number of members from the North York Astronomical Association. Five videos of the Aldebaran occultation this past March (posted about on the CNYO website HERE) were aligned and combined by vimeo contributor Andreas Gada into an amazing sequence that shows just how different the occultation looked even for six groups of observers lined up on the same road way up in Mississauga, Ontario.

Direct link to the vimeo: Aldebaran Grazing Occultation March 5, 2017 Combined Videos

Aldebaran Grazing Occultation March 5, 2017 Combined Videos from Andreas Gada on Vimeo.

Video Description: On March 5, 2017 a grazing occultation of Aldebaran occurred. To observe and image this event the North York Astronomical Association organized an outing to Mississauga Ontario. Ten people set up their equipment on Lionhead Golf Road. This movie combines the videos obtained to create a stereophonic visual account of this dynamic event.

Andreas also put together a video combining his own recording station with light curve data from Brad. That video, “Aldebaran Grazing Occultation March 5, 2017,” can be found at: vimeo.com/209855792.

Aldebaran Grazing Occultation March 5, 2017 from Andreas Gada on Vimeo.

The event page itself can be found at:
asteroidoccultation.com/observations/AldebaranGraze_05March2017/