“Amateur Astronomy Inside and Out – Winter Skies For CNY Eyes” At Liverpool Public Library, October 11th

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

I’m very pleased to report an upcoming Liverpool Public Library lecture by CNYO’s own Tyler Beagle (with his CNYO and SAS hats on to boot).

Presented by Tyler Beagle, member of
CNY Observers and the Syracuse Astronomical Society

Date: 11 October 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Event Link: http://calendar.lpl.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=17308

There are those who celebrate the arrival of the autumnal equinox more than the vernal equinox! Many amateur astronomers anxiously await the cold, crisp, and long nights of winter. Some of the very best astronomical sights one can observe from CNY are awash in daytime light during the spring and summer, leaving observers to wait for Earth to make it one half-revolution around the Sun again before preparing their hats and gloves for nights outside. Modern technology has made amateur astronomy a 24-hour hobby for those with an internet connection, meaning even the bitter cold need not keep you from seeing – or studying – the Milky Way and beyond. This talk will be divided into nighttime winter observing and a survey of citizen astronomy projects.

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Space Still Available – Adirondack Sky Center Fourth Annual Astrophotography Conference, 11-14 October

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

Another just in from our friends at the Adirondack Sky Center (still formerly the Adirondack Public Observatory) up in Tupper Lake, NY.

Fourth Annual Astrophotography Conference

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day)

Register: adirondackpublicobservatory.org/Fourth-Annual-Astrophotography-Conference

An opportunity to meet, trade secrets and perform astrophotography under the darkest skies in the Eastern USA.

Who should attend?

Simply put: Everyone. Very few astrophotographers, regardless of their level, have access to dark skies. We invite you to take advantage of our location to capture images at your own level. Avoid light pollution with us. Come with your own equipment or use ours to shine with your best images.

The registration fee for the four-day Astrophotography Conference 2018 is $150.00 per participant, with a 10% discount for APO Members.

Events will occur from October 11 – 14, and will be held at the Roll Off Roof Observatory (178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake).

Visit www.TupperLake.com for lodging and dining information.

The registration fee can be paid using the PayPal links below (PayPal also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards for payment). After making your payment, you will be directed to a registration page to enter your contact information. Please call the APO office at (518) 359-3538 or at info@adirondackpublicobservatory.org if you have any questions, or need further information about the workshop.

Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory Campaign Challenge At Adirondack Gives

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This just in from our friends at the Adirondack Sky Center (twitter, facebook).

Timing is of the essence! There are current 67 days left in the drive (as of 23 Sept.) to help support the (arguably) best-placed observatory in New York State.

Click the image above for the Adirondack Gives Donation Page

An anonymous donor has generously offered a challenge grant of $20,000 to help kick off the Adirondack Sky Center (formerly Adirondack Public Observatory) campaign to raise funds for its planned AstroScience Center museum and planetarium in Tupper Lake, NY! Help us to meet this goal and meet the need for astronomy STEM education in Northern New York. All gifts, no matter what size, will help.

Go to adirondackgives.org/campaigns/adirondack-sky-center-observatory-campaign-challenge/ for more information and to donate!