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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 every Friday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day; after Labor Day the Observatory is open for public viewing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays. 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.

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 $120.00 (There is a 10% discount for APO members) for the entire three day program. All materials and equipment will be supplied.

Instructors and a detailed scheduled will be announced in the coming weeks.

All workshop activities on September 18, 19 & 20 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:

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

Astrophotography Workshop
Jupiter, by Ernie Rossi
Photo Credit: Ernie Rossi

Kids Robotics Class – Postponed!

The Robotics class has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a future date. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Participants will program their robot to solve challenges presented to them throughout the day.

Kids Robotics Class

Recent Events

International SUN-Day! - Canceled

This Event Has Been Canceled Due to the Inclement Weather Forecast for Sunday, June 21.

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 21, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Adirondack Public Observatory, 178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake (map).

Sun Day 2015 Poster

Lecture: Joshua Thomas – "Dawn, Rosetta & Philae"

The exciting science of small objects in our solar system. We live in an exciting time, when space probes are arriving at their far flung destinations with increasing regularity. Earlier this year Dawn and Rosetta have made lots of news. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

Dr. Joshua Thomas is an astronomer at Clarkson University, Potsdam NY.

Lecture: Josh Thomas

Wild Walk Opening

The Wild Center is celebrating the opening of their elevated "Wild Walk". The APO will be on site to join this celebration using telescopes to observe the Sun.

Saturday, July 4, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

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Lecture: Jeffrey Miller – "Pluto: A Close Encounter"

The New Horizons spacecraft has traveled over 3 billion miles through our solar system for nearly 10 years. It will make its closest approach to Pluto the day after this presentation! I'll discuss the discovery of Pluto, the controversy surrounding its "demotion" as a planet, and we'll view some of the latest close-up photos of this mysterious world. Free and open to the public.

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

Jeffrey Miller is an astronomer at St. Lawrence University, Canton NY.

Lecture: Jeffrey Miller

Free Movie – "Contact"

The movie Contact (1997), starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey will be presented for free! Description from IMDB:

"Radio astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine."

Friday, July 24, 3:00 pm at The State Theater, 100 Park St., Tupper Lake (map).

Free Movie!

Lecture: Kyle Murray – "Radio Astronomy: Big Science from Small Places"

How do astronomers study galaxies they can't see?

Many people think that science research is done by professional scientists and professors. But, there are a lot of opportunities for undergraduate students to be involved in novel science. This talk will explore the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team and the current research and future goals of a large scale blind radio survey.

Friday, July 24, 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (map).

Kyle Murray grew up in Saranac Lake, recently graduated from Hartwick College, and is entering the University of Rochester as a PhD candidate in astronomy.

Lecture: Kyle Murray

Lecture: Gib Brown – "How the Earth Was Formed"

A lecture about the formation of our home planet, presented by meteorologist Gib Brown. Free and open to the public.

Friday, August 7, 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, and a meteorologist for WPTZ NewsChannel 5 from Plattsburgh.

Gib Brown

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Tupper Lake, NY 12986
25 August, 2015