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From The TACNY Mail List – Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties (CNYO Included)

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY mail list. Next 29 hours may be a bit too busy for additional posts, so performing the very rare double-morning posting today.

TACNY members have multiple opportunities to participate in Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties on Monday!

* On Monday, August 21 from noon to 3pm, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) will host its FREE annual Summer of Science Social outside on the MOST lawn. This year’s event will feature the partial solar eclipse, which will begin at 1:17pm and reach its maximum at 2:38pm. Join the MOST for a day filled with fun science activities and demonstrations with MOST educators, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and OCRRA.

* The most spectacular celestial event any one can experience is a Total Solar Eclipse. Southern Cayuga Planetarium will show live video feeds of the event (on the dome) on Monday August 21, from noon to 5pm. Near the Planetarium entrance a Solar telescope will follow the partial eclipse if clear skies prevail. The Program will include live feeds from NASA TV and other sites, explanations of observable phenomena, and feature total eclipse stories by Alan Ominsky and others.

* CNY Observers and Observing will be hosting observing sessions at the Liverpool, Marcellus, and Jamesville libraries from 1 to 4pm. Click here for more information.

Remember, if you miss this eclipse, the next one is in 2024, and Central NY is in the totality path!

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.

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Upcoming Event: Bob Piekiel At Clark Reservation State Park – Friday, August 29 – 8 to 10 p.m.

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

Bob Piekiel’s tour of the county and state parks system this year continues this Friday, August 29 (with Saturday, August 30 as the weather-alternate) with a stop at Clark Reservation in Jamesville. We are approaching the last of our Summer observing sessions, with the Summer Triangle high overhead just around the time we expect to pack up (10 p.m.). This event is FREE (not even a parking fee) and open to the public.

Those there at the 8 p.m. start may catch the thin crescent Moon (depending on the tree cover at the Clark Res. ball field) followed by early views of Mars and Saturn. The rest of the night will be a Summer free-for-all as we take in the highlights of the Milky Way (and maybe some dim views of Uranus and Neptune). For those not keeping track, this is a pretty busy year for comets as well, and I plan on taking in a view of Comet Jacques (Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques for anyone keeping full track) as well (which was just inside Cassiopeia’s boundary last week and will be well inside Cepheus territory on Friday).

Several-Year Blocks Of Sky & Telescope And Astronomy Magazine Available For Free In CNY

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

For those of you interested in knowing more about the recent history of astronomy (and amateur astronomy product developments), Dave Wormuth is offering up a small treasure trove for free. His post to the Syracuse Astronomical Society website on the 26th is reproduced below.

I have old copies of Astronomy Magazine (Sept 93 to Feb 07 (mostly inclusive)) and Sky and Telescope (Feb 02 to March 09 (mostly inclusive)) free to a good home.

Contact dwormuth at wormuth dot org if you are interested. Located in Jamesville, will mail if postage is paid. Going to recycling heaven after Labor Day!