• Green Lakes Fall Stargazing

    Green Lakes State Park

    Still a good view og the lingering summer skies and the planets Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune Alternate reschedule date Sept 29th in case of bad weather. Check here the day of the 28th to see if we are rescheduling.

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  • Green Lakes August Stargazing

    Green Lakes State Park

    The 1st-quarter moon is visible,plus and still great views of the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and maybe a peak at Uranus and Neptune. We will also have great views of the heart of our Milky Way galaxy and the many bright clusters and nebulae visible there. Alternate reschedule date August 18th in case of bad weather. Check here the day of the 17th to see if we are rescheduling.

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  • Marcellus Free Library Astronomy Session with Bob Piekiel

    Marcellus Free Library

    This summer we will have a view of all bright major planets in the evening sky at once, and Mars making its closest approach to earth until 2035. The moon will also be visible, along with Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. > > (The idea is to have a reasonably early session for planets and moon > viewing, so families with little kids can still get them to bed. Last > summer when I did the eclipse program there, we had over 200 people)

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  • Green Lakes July Stargazing

    Green Lakes State Park

    This is the best view of 5 planets we will get for the summer: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, plus great views of the Milky Way when it gets dark. Alternate reschedule date July 14th in case of bad weather. Check here the day of the 13th to see if we are rescheduling.

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  • Chittenango Falls Summer Stargazing

    Chittenango Falls State Park

    It gets dark late this time of year, so our best viewing targets will be the bright planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. We'll also get to see a skinny crescent moon at the start of the program. When it gets dark we will begin to see some of the Southern Milky Way. Alternate Date June 16th if the weather doesn't cooperate on the 15th. Check here on the 15th if the date changes due to weather.

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  • Green Lakes

    Green Lakes State Park

    Spring skies will be in full view, plus Jupiter is at opposition, meaning it will be its closest, biggest, and brightest for the entire year. Venus will also be visible at the start of the program Alternate reschedule date May 19th in case of bad weather. Check here the day of the 18th to see if we are rescheduling. So far, the weather looks iffy. A final decision will be made friday morning, so check back before heading out. Bob will be at the reserve picnic area, on the EAST side of the lake, just past the beach (Not in the Frisbee Golf field). The time slot has been changed to 7-8:45 due to park security cuts, staff cuts, etc. They want us out of there before dark! Not a good way to do an astronomy program, as all we'll see is the moon and Venus, and hopefully Jupiter rising.

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  • Observe The Solar Eclipse @ Liverpool Public Library

    Liverpool Public Library

    CNYO member Christopher Schuck will be hosting a solar eclipse observing session from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. along the LPL sidewalk. Additional details will be posted as the event approaches.

  • Observe The Solar Eclipse @ Marcellus Free Library

    Marcellus Free Library

    CNYO member Bob Piekiel will be hosting a solar eclipse observing session from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. along the MFL sidewalk. Additional details will be posted as the event approaches.

  • Observe The Solar Eclipse @ Jamesville Public Library

    Jamesville Public Library

    CNYO member Damian Allis will be hosting a solar eclipse observing session from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. along the JPL (hey, neat abbreviation if it holds!) sidewalk. Additional details will be posted as the event approaches.

  • A New Observer's Guide To The August 21st Solar Eclipse

    Jamesville Public Library

    NOTE: This lecture will happen right before the eclipse and during the opening of the Jamesville Library (the facility doesn't even exist on the map yet). Will hopefully be a busy day! The total solar eclipse on August 21st will be the first of its kind across the continental United States since 1979. While New York observers will not see total coverage of the Sun, we will see the Moon cover over 70% of it. In preparation for the event, this lecture will cover a wide range of eclipse-related topics. We'll see how the arrangement and motions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon produce solar and lunar eclipses - and we'll see why they don't occur more often. Eclipses have played some unique rolls in history as well, and we'll take a look at a few of those in the context of world history and physics. Finally, attendees will learn how to safely observe a solar eclipse, as well as do some observing of the sun (weather permitting) with solar glasses (you can keep!) and solar telescopes. For more information about the solar eclipse and other CNYO events, see http://www.cnyo.org/2017/07/11/the-august-21st-solar-eclipse-from-centralupstate-ny-scheduled-lectures-and-observing/