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Forecast For Aurora June 24th (Night) – June 25th (Early-Early Morning) – Not Promising But Possible

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

The current models indicate that auroral activity tonight will not be significant for Central New York and, if it does pick up, it won’t until at least 2 a.m.

Therefore, CNYO won’t be hosting any official session at Happy Valley (as was reported on the recent syracuse.com article) and will instead wait for fantastic pictures from (1) Canadian observers or (2) CNY observers who decided to brave it only to find the predictions were inaccurate and the aurora were fantastic. Either way, we won’t know until tomorrow morning.

We’ll post any updates over the next several days, else will hope to see people at a Jupiter/Venus Conjunction on or near June 30th (currently finalizing a Syracuse location). Stay tuned!

4:30 p.m. Weather Update – Happy Valley Session CANCELED For Tonight, November 1st (Saturday)

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

Overcast conditions currently and the 40% threat of rain tonight means we’re canceling tonight’s Happy Valley event and are now keeping track of conditions for tomorrow night (Sunday, November 2nd). Please check back here or on the Facebook Page tomorrow evening around 4:00 p.m.

Halloween Weekend – CNYO Session At Happy Valley WMA (Near Parish, NY) – 1st (or 2nd) November 2014

Greetings fellow astrophiles, zombies, and assorted spirits,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith a couple of sessions already under the belts of a few CNYO members at Happy Valley, we’ve decided to schedule what might be our last public observing session for 2014 during a spooky weekend at a spooky location. Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area is less known for its hiking and untouched greenery and more well-known (online, anyway) as a hangout for ghost hunters, paranormal enthusiasts, and UFO trackers. I’ll leave you to follow the links to learn more about its less astronomical activities. To us, it’s a great dark sky location with nothing around, a reasonably clear spot to set up scopes, a low tree line at the distance, and enough pavement to get everyone to our setup spot. Our location will be the loop centered on the google map below (I’ll leave you to make your own maps, but it’s only a few minutes away from 81N).

Additional updates to follow about the session and, of course, we likely won’t make a final call on the session until the afternoon of both the 1st and the 2nd.

Candy is most welcome (esp. Snickers!) but, pretty please, no masks. They’ll be as bad for your views as they will for our nerves.