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Special Saturday Solar Observing 12/22/12

This coming Saturday morning from 10:00 am to Noon, to kickoff the Holiday Weekend, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York is proud to host a Special Saturday Observing Solar Session. Just now, according to a new sunspot is emerging over the sun's NE limb, in a region "crackling with low-level C-class solar flares, which does not signal an significant uptick in solar activity. However, this sunspot group has only been visible for a few hours, so it might have potential for greater eruptions."

Please join this Solar Observing Session led by Tom Haeberle, a Board Member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, at Conservatory Water.

We’re located right by Conservatory Water (to which many people refer as the “model boat pond”). That’s where model boats float and where people observe Pale Male and his celebrated family of red-tailed hawks who live right across Fifth Avenue. The closest entrances are on Fifth Avenue at 72nd and 76th streets.

AAA members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the Sun. You may bring your own equipment, but we insist on strict safety provisions due to the dangers of improperly filtered direct solar viewing. All devices used for direct solar viewing must be fitted with approved filters.

Please note that this event will be cancelled if it is cloudy.

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  • Elaine R

    FYI anyone who RSVP'd yes... this event was cancelled accoring to the website cited above. Here is a hyperlink so you can check for yourself: ... I hope this meetup group's administrator will cancel the event here, but I'm letting you know just in case, since I was one of a handful of people who showed up tonight to an event that was cancelled by aaa but was not cancelled as a meetup event.

    December 21, 2012

  • leo g.

    If the weather seems questionable, prior to the event, please check the website of our host organization, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, at, to see if the event is cancelled due to the weather. Thanks.

    December 20, 2012

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