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Amateur Astronomy Inside and Out - Winter Skies For CNY Eyes

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 10/11/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 There are those who celebrate the arrival of the autumnal equinox more than the vernal equinox! Many amateur astronomers anxiously await the cold, crisp, and long nights of winter. Some of the very best astronomical sights one can observe from CNY are awash in daytime light during the spring and summer, leaving observers to wait for Earth to make it one half-revolution around the Sun again before preparing their hats and gloves for nights outside. Modern technology has made amateur astronomy a 24-hour hobby for those with an internet connection, meaning even the bitter cold need not keep you from seeing - or studying - the Milky Way and beyond. This talk will be divided into nighttime winter observing and a survey of citizen astronomy projects.

Presented by Tyler Beagle, member of CNY Observers and the Syracuse Astronomical Society.

Location: Carman Community Room
Contact: Cindy
Presenter: Cindy Hibbert