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A Night Under the Stars

Wagon House Education Center

All ages


Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his voyage and arctic exploration of the north Atlantic, between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859. Join Dr. Willie Yee, president and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. We will move out to the viewing field where you will be oriented to the major features of the night sky. Members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be present with various size telescopes to view the moon, comets and stellar clusters, weather permitting. Bring a red flashlight if you have one. Please pre-register by preceding Thursday to[masked] x 109 or 


Rain date: Sunday, June 15; 7-9pm . 

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  • Dr. Willie K. Y.

    Please remember to pre-register, following the instructions above.

    June 8, 2014

    • Taylor

      It was nice meeting you-and thank you again for letting me use your binoculars!

      June 14, 2014

  • Taylor

    This was soooooo much fun. It was the first event I was able to attend through the association and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The presentations were great and informative and the viewing afterward was really fun. I especially enjoyed getting to see Saturn again and seeing a few pairs of double stars. Thank you!! You will definately see me again!

    June 14, 2014

  • Taylor

    A surprise family visit came up this Saturday and they want to come. That means I would be bringing 5 people total, and that's including myself. To RSVP, it only gives an option of 2 other guests. What should I do?

    June 13, 2014

    • Ken B.

      Taylor, I haven't seen anywhere on the website where it's restricted at the Olana site, so I'd have to say just bring them. The more the merrier. I think that's a restriction that Meetup installed not anything we actually put in. Ken

      June 14, 2014

    • Taylor

      Thanks! See you later!

      June 14, 2014

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