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Globe at Night

  • Aug 15, 2014 · 8:00 PM

Participate in a world-wide event to measure light pollution. No equipment is necessary. If you can find the constellation Hercules, you can participate. If you can't find it, the Globe at Night website will show you how. Go to to get all the details and instructions on how you can participate in this effort. it would be particularly helpful to get lots of data points from all over the Hudson Valley, so your backyard or wherever you are at 8-10 PM (an hour after sunset, and before the moon comes up) will produce a useful reading.

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  • Sarah H.

    is there a meeting place for globe night.......I am a beginer interested in astronomy.........also need to know where I can purchase some parts for my telescope in poughkeepsie area....thank you very much

    August 8, 2014

    • Ken B.

      Hi Sarah, and welcome. The purpose of the Globe at Night program is to measure the effects of light pollution on the ability to see the night sky. So, wherever you happen to be is the location. As to parts for your telescope, it depends on what you are looking for, but finding anything locally is probably not going to happen. About the only places locally to get anything telescope related would be the camera shops, but I don't think most of those even carry anything for astronomical telescopes anymore other than possibly t-rings and adapters and possibly a tripod as long as you don't really need a heavy duty one. The closest place you might be able to go to is High Point Scientific in Montague, NJ, but I am not sure if they are having store hours anymore or not. What kind of scope are you looking for parts for? And what parts? Ken

      August 8, 2014

    • Dede

      Hello, I believe High Point Scientific has Saturday walk in hours but if you email him he responds promptly. His user friendly website responds to Internet orders quickly. If he doesn't have something, he may refer you to Also, Jeff from Camera Concepts in Long Island answers many questions as well and also ships quickly. I have not been disappointed about orders/service from these 3 places. - Dede

      August 9, 2014

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