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  • You Can Almost Touch the Stars

    Online event

    In this lively presentation, Tom Field, who is a Contributing Editor at Sky & Telescope, will show us how we can use our current equipment to easily capture star spectra. It doesn't require expensive equipment, dark skies or a Ph.D. in astrophysics! Join us as Tom explains the simple science and shows exciting examples from telescopes as small as 6" and even just a standalone DSLR. Call/text[masked]

  • Comet NEOWISE Planetarium Event

    Online event

    This is a little bit of short notice, but that’s the nature of the game when it comes to new comets! Raj Pandaya will be hosting a live-stream virtual planetarium show on Friday, July 17 at 8:00PM to offer some guidance on how you can attempt to view comet NEOWISE. As usual, the show will also include a tour of the current night sky. Additionally, we will take a close up look at Jupiter and Saturn as they are on full display at this time of year. And of course, stunning pictures of comet NEOWISE, and the properties of its orbit will be examined. To view it live, go to: https://www.facebook.com/newpaltz/live/ For further info call or text Tim Denman at 845. [masked]

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  • Virtual Live Star Party

    Online event

    Join us for another virtual star party, weather permitting. One or more association astronomers will be showing live captured digital images of the current early evening sky. This virtual experience replaces our regular outdoor monthly event which cannot be held at Lake Taghkanic State Park due to the covid 19 virus. These captured images are better than we can normally see! To register for this Zoom experience indicate ATTEND at this post. In case of cloudy skies other arrangements will be made if possible. For further info call or text Tim Denman at 845. [masked]

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  • 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. The lecture will follow the regularly scheduled monthly MHAA meeting and will occur at about 8 PM. For additional info or assistance call or text Tim at[masked]

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  • SpaceX Return to Flight Launch - Rescheduled

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • America’s Return to Flight: A Preview to the SpaceX Launch

    The Kopernik Observatory near Binghamton, NY is hosting an online presentation that is a preview of the Memorial Day SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral, FL. The presenter is Tish Bresee who is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. This launch will be an historical event as it is the first time in a long time that 2 American astronauts will be brought to the International Space Station via an American launch. For more info go to Kopernik.org.

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  • BLACK HOLES: Not so black?

    Online event

    Recent years have seen major breakthroughs in the ability to study black holes. These have included the first image of a black hole from the Event Horizon Telescope and the detection of black hole collisions with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. Both of these are massive scientific projects in their own right, and the science coming from them is groundbreaking. Dr. Yee will review the basic science of black holes and the myths surrounding them, and present the recent findings of these projects. Dr. Willie Yee is a Solar System Ambassador, sponsored by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He is Past President of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, and has received numerous observing awards from the Astronomical League. His other interests include bicycling, jazz guitar, Star Trek, and magic. Participants must register for this Zoom event at midhudsonastro.org where they will be transferred to the Meetup site of the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association. The event will follow the regularly scheduled meeting of the association at 7:30 and will begin at 8 PM or shortly thereafter. Participants do not need to enter the presentation until 8 but are encouraged and welcome to attend the meeting. Participants will register by clicking ATTEND at the MeetUp site and will be sent the link to the event on Monday evening and again on Tuesday afternoon. Late registrants will be sent the link individually. For further info call/text Tim Denman at[masked]

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