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The Adirondack Public Observatory
P.O. Box 1332
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3538 info@apobservatory.org
Stargazing at the APO Roll Off Roof Observatory!

The Adirondack Public Observatory holds public star gazing sessions on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month through Memorial Day. Observing will start 30 minutes after sunset at the Roll Off Roof Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Road (map).

Check our Observing Conditions page for the nightly sky forecast, and Facebook for observing notices; daily sunset times and the Moon's phase appear in the left margin of each page on our website! Weather cancellations will be announced on Facebook or you can call the RORO at (518) 359-6317.

All public star gazing sessions are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. Private viewing sessions can also be arranged for $100 for up to 20 people. Please call the office at (518) 359-3538 or email us to make arrangements.



Recent Events

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse Observing!

View the last total lunar eclipse until 2018! This eclipse also occurs during perigee, the Moon's closest position to the Earth, so it will appear 13% larger than during the eclipse of April 2015! Free and open to the public.

More info about the lunar eclipse can be found at Sky & Telescope.

Sunday, September 27, beginning at 8:00 pm at the Adirondack Public Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map).

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Movie Night: "Saturn"

"Saturn", an episode from the Science Channel's popular series "How the Universe Works", will be shown at the Wild Center after a brief introduction by APO astronomers. A discussion of the episode will follow.

Saturn's secrets are out. The ferocious weather, the evolving ring system and the discovery of active geology on Saturn's moons has rewritten the textbooks. Scientists are looking for life on Saturn's moons and they may have found it on Titan.

Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

How the Universe Works

Movie Night: "The End of the Universe"

"The End of the Universe", an episode from the Science Channel's popular series "How the Universe Works", will be shown at the Wild Center after a brief introduction by APO astronomers. A discussion of the episode will follow.

How and when will the Universe end? Gravity and dark matter are poised to annihilate the Universe in a big crunch. Expansion and dark energy may tear it apart. Or, a phase transition could kill us tomorrow in a cosmic death bubble.

Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

How the Universe Works

Lecture: Aileen O'Donoghue – "Astronomy in the Era of Big Data"

Join astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue for a discussion of a professional astronomer's study of galaxies.

Friday, December 4, 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

Aileen is the Priest Associate Professor of Physics at St. Lawrence University, where she teaches physics and astronomy. She writes a column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, and makes frequent appearances to discuss the wonders of the night sky on North Country Public Radio.

Astronomy in the Era of Big Data

Take a trip down memory lane by viewing a list of our previous events & presentations

 

© J.R. Miller, esq. The Adirondack Public Observatory, Inc.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
26 January, 2016