• MHAA Monthly Business meeting - Hybrid (In Person and Online)

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    Monthly business meeting in which the Association discusses any upcoming events, planning and other business before the Association. Speaker or Presentation of Interest follows after the meeting and is a separate Meetup event.

    Although all meetings are open to the public, the Business Meeting has been separated from the overall monthly meeting to allow those that do not wish to be notified of MHAA-related specifics and are only there for the Presentation.

    This meeting will be "hybrid" - both online and in-person. The in-person part of the meeting will be in the Auditorium in the Coykendall Science Building, which is directly across the lobby from the Kirk Planetarium. (On campus this room is known as "CSB Auditorium," in case you are asking for directions.)

  • Mainframes and the Moon: The Role Played by IBM

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    Mark Nelson will talk on the greatest technical achievement in the history of mankind. Few events in history caught the imagination of the world as did the first manned lunar landing in 1969. This session highlights and celebrates the work dome by IBM Mainframes in support old the United
    States manned space program. We’ll follow the development of mainframes from the first-generation vacuum tune version through the solid-state mainframes of the Apollo program.

    This meeting will be "hybrid" - both online and in-person. The in-person part of the meeting will be in the Auditorium in the Coykendall Science Building, which is directly across the lobby from the Kirk Planetarium. (On campus this room is known as "CSB Auditorium," in case you are asking for directions.)
    Questions Ask Alex at[masked] or Tim at[masked]

  • October 2022 Star Party

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    Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark - perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. A telescope is not required.

    Telescope operators arrive about 30 minutes early to set up. Observing begins about an hour after sunset and will probably end around 11, or whenever club members decide. All will take place at the park's West Beach parking lot.

    You must RSVP with your car's make, model, and license plate number at least one day beforehand. This info is required by and sent to the State Park authorities because we are there after park hours. If you attend without being on the list and the police show up, the consequences can include revocation of our permit for after hours use.

    Please review our guide to star party etiquette if you have not been to one of our star parties before: http://midhudsonastro.spy-hill.net/MHAA_Star_Party_Etiquette_Guide.pdf

    You can see the Clear Sky Chart for Lake Taghkanic State Park at the address below. It will show various viewing conditions (cloud cover, transparency, darkness) as well as temperature, wind, etc.
    http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/LkTagNYkey.html

    Note: Winter and late Fall viewing conditions can be very clear - but also very cold. As you'll be standing around looking at the stars for a while you may feel even colder than otherwise when outdoors. Dress warmly and consider bringing extra layers in case you get colder as the night goes on.

    For further information, text/call Tim Denman at[masked] or Jack Chastain at[masked]

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  • MHAA Monthly Business meeting - Hybrid (In Person and Online)

    Link visible for attendees

    Monthly business meeting in which the Association discusses any upcoming events, planning and other business before the Association. Speaker or Presentation of Interest follows after the meeting and is a separate Meetup event.

    Although all meetings are open to the public, the Business Meeting has been separated from the overall monthly meeting to allow those that do not wish to be notified of MHAA-related specifics and are only there for the Presentation.

    This meeting will be "hybrid" - both online and in-person. The in-person part of the meeting will be in the Auditorium in the Coykendall Science Building, which is directly across the lobby from the Kirk Planetarium. (On campus this room is known as "CSB Auditorium," in case you are asking for directions.)

  • November 2022 Star Party

    Needs a location

    Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark - perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. A telescope is not required.

    Telescope operators arrive about 30 minutes early to set up. Observing begins about an hour after sunset and will probably end around 11, or whenever club members decide. All will take place at the park's West Beach parking lot.

    You must RSVP with your car's make, model, and license plate number at least one day beforehand. This info is required by and sent to the State Park authorities because we are there after park hours. If you attend without being on the list and the police show up, the consequences can include revocation of our permit for after hours use.

    Please review our guide to star party etiquette if you have not been to one of our star parties before: http://midhudsonastro.spy-hill.net/MHAA_Star_Party_Etiquette_Guide.pdf

    You can see the Clear Sky Chart for Lake Taghkanic State Park at the address below. It will show various viewing conditions (cloud cover, transparency, darkness) as well as temperature, wind, etc.
    http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/LkTagNYkey.html

    Note: Winter and late Fall viewing conditions can be very clear - but also very cold. As you'll be standing around looking at the stars for a while you may feel even colder than otherwise when outdoors. Dress warmly and consider bringing extra layers in case you get colder as the night goes on.

    For further information, text/call Tim Denman at[masked] or Jack Chastain at[masked]

  • MHAA Monthly Business meeting - Hybrid (In Person and Online)

    Link visible for attendees

    Monthly business meeting in which the Association discusses any upcoming events, planning and other business before the Association. Speaker or Presentation of Interest follows after the meeting and is a separate Meetup event.

    Although all meetings are open to the public, the Business Meeting has been separated from the overall monthly meeting to allow those that do not wish to be notified of MHAA-related specifics and are only there for the Presentation.

    This meeting will be "hybrid" - both online and in-person. The in-person part of the meeting will be in the Auditorium in the Coykendall Science Building, which is directly across the lobby from the Kirk Planetarium. (On campus this room is known as "CSB Auditorium," in case you are asking for directions.)

  • December 2022 Star Party

    Needs a location

    Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark - perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. A telescope is not required.

    Telescope operators arrive about 30 minutes early to set up. Observing begins about an hour after sunset and will probably end around 11, or whenever club members decide. All will take place at the park's West Beach parking lot.

    You must RSVP with your car's make, model, and license plate number at least one day beforehand. This info is required by and sent to the State Park authorities because we are there after park hours. If you attend without being on the list and the police show up, the consequences can include revocation of our permit for after hours use.

    Please review our guide to star party etiquette if you have not been to one of our star parties before: http://midhudsonastro.spy-hill.net/MHAA_Star_Party_Etiquette_Guide.pdf

    You can see the Clear Sky Chart for Lake Taghkanic State Park at the address below. It will show various viewing conditions (cloud cover, transparency, darkness) as well as temperature, wind, etc.
    http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/LkTagNYkey.html

    Note: Winter and late Fall viewing conditions can be very clear - but also very cold. As you'll be standing around looking at the stars for a while you may feel even colder than otherwise when outdoors. Dress warmly and consider bringing extra layers in case you get colder as the night goes on.

    For further information, text/call Tim Denman at[masked] or Jack Chastain at[masked]