We are happy to announce a few new sessions at the North Sportsman’s Club (http://northsportsmansclub.net/)to take us into the Fall and, for many, the near-end of their comfortable observing weather (although enough of us are crazy… about the Winter Constellations (http://www.astromax.org/con-page/con-wint.htm), so we’ll also brave any clear skies between December and March).
The field provides an excellent Eastern horizon, complete with a distant radio tower red light for your Telrad (http://www.backyard-astro.com/equipment/accessories/telrad/telrad.html) aligning pleasure. For those who like to watch Earth’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth) rotation in real time – or see the very first arrivals of Messier Objects (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object) – tripod’ed binoculars pointed anywhere on the Eastern tree line and a comfortable seat will last you all evening. The East and North-East are wide open well to the North-West (so we’ll have many chances to view the Andromeda Galaxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy) at various point in the evening) and the tree line to the South and South-West block some of the distant light from Syracuse and related, making it a great spot for taking a lot of the sky in in very short order (weather-pending, of course).
We've at least 4 scopes planning to attend, so there'll be plenty to see and shorter lines than some of our recent mid-Summer sessions. We'll keep this page updated as we learn more about the weather, then keep track of cnyo.org (http://www.cnyo.org) for any additional info (or drop us a line through our Contact Page (http://www.cnyo.org/contact/)). We hope to see your dark, featureless outlines at (at least) one of these sessions!