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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!

Beginning May 30, the Adirondack Public Observatory will hold public star gazing sessions every Friday of each month through the summer! Observing will start 1 hour 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 site! Weather cancellations will be announced on Facebook and a recorded message at (518) 359-3538.

All public star gazing sessions are free and open to everyone; no reservations are required.



Summer 2014 – Upcoming Events
TV Program: "Mountain Lake Journal"

The PBS program Mountain Lake Journal will broadcast a segment by Jack LaDuke featuring the APO on Friday, September 5 at 8:00 pm. Mark your calendar!

Video of the full episode will be available on the Mountain Lake Journal online video page after the broadcast.

Mountain Lake Journal


Recent Events
Astrophotography Workshop

A three-day workshop where experienced astrophotographers will offer lectures, hands-on instructions and aid you in photographing and processing astronomical images. There will be a fee of $60.00 ($50 for APO members) for the entire three day program. All materials and equipment will be supplied.

In addition to the workshop, there will first be an introductory lecture at the Wild Center, Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 PM. The lecture is free and open to the public.

All workshop activities on August 22, 23 & 24 will be held at the observatory located at 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map). During the workshop, there will be lots of time dedicated to teaching, observing and imaging, as well as free time. A detailed program will be sent to all registered participants when it is finalized.

There are two ways to register for the workshop, which is limited to 20 participants:

Payment can be made by check or PayPal (instructions are provided after the registration form is completed). Call the APO office or Carol Levy if you have any questions or need further information about the workshop.

Astrophotography Workshop
Jupiter, by Ernie Rossi
Photo Credit: Ernie Rossi
Lecture: Gib Brown – "Pregnant Rocks & Mystic Crystals"

Gib Brown will discuss some common misconceptions of the natural science around and above us. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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

Gib is a retired Earth Science teacher from AuSable Valley High school, given an "Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award" by the National Association of Earth Science Teachers, an adjunct professor at Clinton Community College teaching Geology and Meteorology, a meteorologist for WPTZ NewsChannel 5 from Plattsburgh, and a board member of the APO.

Gib Brown Poster - Click for a Larger View

Lecture: David Aguilar – "The Quest for Alien Worlds and Alien Life"

Just how close are we to confirming the existence of alien life in the Universe? And, more importantly, what might we expect it to look like? The lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19; a book signing will take place at 6:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

David A. Aguilar is the Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A naturalist, astronomer, author and artist, David’s expertise lies in showing us the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves

He is author/illustrator of seven National Geographic books: "ALIEN WORLDS"; "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA" and its primer "PLANETS, STARS, AND GALAXIES: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe" and winner 2008 VOYA Award; the popular “13 PLANETS”, winner 2011 Eureka Gold Award and "SUPER STARS!”

His work has been featured on the BBC, The History Channel’sUNIVERSE”, ABC News, Time magazine, US News, CNN, NY Times, USA Today, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Scientific American.

He is a Smithsonian Scholar Enrichment Lecturer and Leader for Harvard Study Tours. In 2010, asteroid 1990DA was named to honor his contributions to science education.

David and wife Shirley reside near Cambridge and part-time at their observatory outside Aspen, CO. For more information see: www.aspenskies.com

David Aguilar Poster - Click for a larger view

International SUN-Day!

An international celebration of our closest star, the Sun! Solar observing, educational programs, games, prizes and other activities for adults and kids. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 22, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Adirondack Public Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map).

Sun Day 2014 Poster

Grand Opening for our Roll-Off Roof Observatory!

The Adirondack Public Observatory Board of Trustees invite you to join us for a celebration of the official opening of our Roll-Off Roof Observatory! Free and open to the public.

Be sure to browse through our photo gallery showing the construction of the observatory!

Friday, July 11, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Adirondack Public Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map).

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Lecture: Aileen O'Donoghue – "Mars"

Aileen O'Donoghue will discuss the recent discoveries made on the red planet. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 16 at 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.

Mars Poster - Click for a Larger View

Members-Only Observing Party

A special, invitation only star party will be held for members of the Adirondack Public Observatory. Wine and cheese will be served, and the Universe will be on display!

The observatory will be closed to the public during this event!

Friday, July 25 (Rain date: Saturday, July 26),
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Adirondack Public Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map).

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Lecture: Jeffrey Miller – "Saturn: The Lord of the Rings"

Jeffrey Miller will talk about the history of observing the ringed planet, and some of the recent discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

Jeff is an astronomer at St. Lawrence University, where he teaches physics and astronomy. He gives frequent public lectures and star shows in the North Country.

Saturn - Click for a Larger View

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

 

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Tupper Lake, NY 12986
30 August, 2014