The August 21st Solar Eclipse From Central/Upstate NY – Scheduled Lectures And Observing

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The time is finally approaching – but, before the anxiously-awaited total solar eclipse over New York on April 8th of 2024 (this is true!), we’ve another solar eclipse that will include partial coverage of the Sun by the Moon from our location this coming August 21st afternoon (plan to make yourself available from roughly 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

In preparation for the eclipse, CNYO will be hosting a number of lectures in the area and, for the actual observing session of the eclipse, CNYO members will be at a number of local libraries with solar-safe observing equipment. Additional sessions will be added to this page as events get scheduled.

Scheduled Lectures (Same Presentation, Different Locations):

NOPL North Syracuse, August 14th, 6:30 p.m.

* 100 Trolley Barn Ln, North Syracuse, NY 13212, nopl.org, (315) 458-6184
* Event listing on meetup and facebook

Cazenovia Public Library, August 16th, 7:00 p.m.

* 100 Albany St, Cazenovia, NY 13035, cazenoviapubliclibrary.org, (315) 655-9322
* Event listing on meetup and facebook

Jamesville Public Library, August 21st, 12:00 p.m.

* 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville, NY 13078, (315) 446-3578 (DeWitt Branch)
* Event listing on meetup and facebook
* The Jamesville Library lecture will combine several events into one – a noon lecture, followed by the afternoon observing the the eclipse, all as part of the opening of this brand-new library on Jamesville Rd.

Observing Sessions, August 21st (1 to 4 p.m.) (Same Eclipse, Different Locations):

Liverpool Public Library – Observing with Christopher Schuck

* 310 Tulip St, Liverpool, NY 13088, www.lpl.org, (315) 457-0310
* Event listing at library, meetup and facebook

Marcellus Free Library – Observing with Bob Piekiel

* 32 Maple St, Marcellus, NY 13108, mflib.org, (315) 673-3221
* Event listing at library, meetup and facebook

Jamesville Public Library – Observing with Damian Allis

* 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville, NY 13078, (315) 446-3578 (DeWitt Branch)
* Event listing on meetup and facebook

If you have solar-safe observing equipment and would like to include your setup at one of these sessions, or if you plan on hosting an eclipse event in the CNY area and would like to be added to the lecture or observing list, please contact Damian at info@cnyo.org.

“Stargazing In Upstate NY” Has Gone Weekly (For Summer, Anyway) – First Two Weekly Articles Posted To newyorkupstate.com And syracuse.com

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The problem with weekly posts is that you get behind in your announcements that much faster. I’m pleased to report that the “Stargazing In Upstate New York” series has gone weekly for the Summer at syracuse.com and newyorkupstate.com, just in time for nighttime temperatures that most everyone can agree with.

The June 30th – July 7th article can be found at:

* syracuse.com/outdoors/…what_to_see_in_the_night_skies_june_30_to_july_7.html

* newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/…what_to_see_in_the_night_skies_june_30_to_july_7.html

The July 7th – July 14th article can be found at:

* syracuse.com/outdoors/…what_to_see_in_the_night_skies_july_7_to_14.html

* newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/…what_to_see_in_the_night_skies_july_7_to_14.html

The second article features great shot of M13 from Rochester, NY astrophotographer Gary Opitz (shown above. M13, not Gary). For more of Gary’s work, check out his astrobin page at: http://www.astrobin.com/full/300709/C/

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.