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Astronomical Projects
Eric Myers of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Physics and Astronomy will tell us about several projects he's been working on recently, or has plans for, which are related to astronomy and astrophysics. These include: * A "sighting tube" to guide the eye for naked eye viewing. This was tested at the July Starwalk on the Walkway Over the Hudson. * A time-lapse camera to view the summer solstice and the equinoxes on the stairs of the newly renovated Wooster Hall. * A Captive Network Public Camera, which, when eventually connected to a telescope, will let people nearby see the view from the telescope on their phone. * Building a Cosmic Watch cosmic ray detector. * Other potential projects, possibly involving collaboration with MHAA members. For the past year Eric Myers has been managing the physics labs at SUNY New Paltz, while also teaching one section of the lab. He previously taught physics at New Paltz from[masked]. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at West Point from[masked], where he was also a faculty advisor to the Astronomy Club. He's previously given talks to MHAA about the "Peppercorn" model of the solar system, and about the Einstein@Home project to detect gravitational waves using data from LIGO.

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The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is a gathering point for people interested in Astronomy and Science in the Mid-Hudson Valley. We organize a monthly lecture series, as well as monthly observing sessions at dark sky sites in the Hudson Valley, and public and educational events. To become a supporting member of the MHAA, go to . Dues are $25 per year. 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.

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