Tag Archives: Fibber Magee

Save The Date! Kopernik Astronomical Society’s AstroFest 2014 – October 24th To 26th

Greetings fellow astrophiles!


Kopernik’s Domes. Image from en.vi.ki.

The official word is in from Kopernik’s own Fibber Magee that the 2014 AstroFest is scheduled from Friday, October 24th to Sunday, October 26th. Last year’s AstroFest was a great three days of informative lectures, fine dining, raffle prizes, a little observing (admittedly, the weather did not accommodate much observing. That said, there were some interesting cloud patterns out), and the usual great hang with fellow amateur astronomers. The Kopernik Facility is the envy of any amateur astronomy group and they do not disappoint as event hosts!


Kopernik’s Art Cacciola leads a discussion. Image from the Owego Pennysaver.

When the official announcement is sent out by Kopernik with the list of presenters and events, we’ll be sure to post that info here. For a sample of the variety of speakers and events that Kopernik hosts during their AstroFest, check out our post of last year’s announcement. Also, check out the 2013 AstroFest photo gallery on the Kopernik website at: kopernikastro.org/pg-2013-astrofest/.

We hope you can join Kopernik (and several CNYO members) for the festivities on October!

New Moon Telescopes (And Ryan Goodson) Mention In Sky & Telescope Magazine, August 2013

Greetings fellow astrophiles!


11. www.newmoontelescopes.com – A relative newcomer in the world of premium Dobsonian reflectors. New Moon Telescopes exhibited several of its finely crafted wooden scopes that feature a one-piece collapsible truss section, such as the one seen in this picture with company owner Ryan Goodson.

From a post by local astrophotographer John Giroux to the CNYO Facebook Page: New Moon Telescopes (NMT, newmoontelescopes.com) and Ryan Goodson had an excellent first showing at this past April’s Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF 2013). The company, his unique collapsible-truss design, and a guest appearance by Kopernik’s Fibber Magee (in the background) are highlighted in Panel 11 of Sky & Telescope’s NEAF round-up in its August, 2013 issue. Click on the image below for a full-sized version:


And a few other photos from the NMT NEAF booth are shown below. Well done, Ryan (and Heather Goodson)!


The occupied booth.


Deciding how to get to the eyepiece.