What we're about

We are a group of people in the Mid-Hudson Valley who are interested in Astronomy and Science. We hold monthly star parties at Lake Taghkanic State Park, and monthly presentations at SUNY New Paltz (both open to the public). We also participate in local education and outreach event -- our members are available to make presentations or arrange for public observations of the night sky or the sun and to help beginners learn how to get started in astronomy. When the weather allows, we set up telescopes on the Walkway Over the Hudson when they hold their Walkway At Night events.

You can find our Star Party Schedule at: https://sites.google.com/midhudsonastro.org/starpartyschedule

Membership dues are $25 per year, which we use to support our activities, including insurance for our star parties. Members can borrow club telescopes or from our DVD collection and can participate in discussions on our Slack discussion channels at https://midhudsonastro.slack.com/ To become a member of the MHAA, go to http://join.midhudsonastro.org .

Current MHAA Google Calendar (https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=MDdkNHJrMHJpcXMyM2ZlOWhoOWg3ZmFlMzhAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ)

Upcoming events (3)

An Online Discussion About Space

Online event

Join us for an online discussion with: Dr. Daniel Freedman, Dean School of Science and Engineering, SUNY New Paltz; Dr. Amy Bartholomew, Director of Astronomy, Smolen Observatory, SUNY New Paltz; and Robert (Bob) Berman, Astronomer, Radio Host, and Author, Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe. FACEBOOK LIVE LINK: https://www.facebook.com/RosendaleTheatre/posts/10158656943007042 Or you can watch it on the Rosendale Theatre website: https://www.rosendaletheatre.org Live events can also always be found at: https://www.facebook.com/RosendaleTheatre/live/ Please consider sending your questions for the panel in advance to [masked]. Write SCIENCE in the subject line. If you are having difficulty getting online with us during the event, call the Rosendale Theatre information line:[masked]. Watch the Trailer “2001: A Space Odyssey” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Directed by Stanley Kubrick, with Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood), will screen at the Rosendale Theatre when we return to the theater, on the big screen and with our new cinema sound system! For donations go to: https://www.rosendaletheatre.org/donate

SpaceX Return to Flight Launch

Online event

MHAA will stream the video of the SpaceX Launch of the Crew Dragon ship with two astronauts aboard, assuming launch conditions are suitable. Watch together, or separately - we will have a Zoom session open for group viewing if desired! Zoom link will be sent to all registrants a few hours ahead of the launch event.

Harmony and Symmetry in our Solar System: a mathematical analysis

This lecture will use simple mathematical tools to compare the structure of our solar system and its planets with relations found in musical harmony and acoustics. Focusing on Johannes Kepler's Harmonies of the World of 1619 and some of his earlier work, including his laws of planetary motion, we will review his approach and thoughts about "the music of the spheres." We will then proceed to some original research and recent findings in this area.

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