Tag: Stargazing

Columbia Land Conservancy & Cornell Cooperative ‘Star Lore’ Event, Nov 15

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension at Ooms Conservation Area to explore the night sky on Tuesday, November 15th. Human cultures have directed their gaze towards the heavens for thousands of years. Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley will guide for a night of learning about the importance of the stars, the moon, and the darkness of night for Northeastern Native Peoples.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. All are welcome for this fun family event!

Things to bring: Water, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars.

Difficulty level: We will be walking the Pond Loop up to the overlook. These trails include inclines, loose gravel, roots, mowed grass paths, and may be muddy if it’s recently rained. 

Questions? Please contact Jenifer Rosete at Jenifer.Rosete@clctrust.org

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 / 5pm – 6:30pm

LOCATION: Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

COST/REGISTRATION: $15
Register here

MORE:
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facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy

Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY
info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

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Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Star Party, Sep 23

The monthly meeting of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is this Friday (September 23) in Lake Taghkanic State Park.

Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members.

DATE/TIMEFriday, September 23, 2022 / 6:30pm

ADMISSION: Free

REGISTRATION: Required at least one day beforehand.
You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours.
Visit https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ to register

LOCATION: Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
Ancram, 12502

MORE:
www.meetup.com/mhastro
parks.ny.gov/parks

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Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Star Party, Aug 26

The monthly meeting of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is this Friday (August 26) in Lake Taghkanic State Park.

Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members.

DATE/TIMEFriday, August 26, 2022 / 7:30pm

ADMISSION: Free

REGISTRATION: Required at least one day beforehand.
You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours.
Visit https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ to register

LOCATION: Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
Ancram, 12502

MORE:
www.meetup.com/mhastro
parks.ny.gov/parks

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Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Star Party, Mar 12

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is throwing a star-gazing party at Lake Taghkanic State Park, on Friday, March 12th.

Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark – perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. A telescope is not required.

Telescope operators arrive about 30 minutes early to set up. Observing begins about an hour after sunset and will probably end around 11, or whenever club members decide. All will take place at the park’s West Beach parking lot.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND MAINTAIN 6 FEET OF DISTANCE FROM OTHERS. The number of people will be limited to 50 in one group. The lot where we meet is large enough for two groups if needed.

You must RSVP with your car’s make, model, and license plate number at least one day beforehand. This info is required by and sent to Park management, the State Police, and the State Park Police because we are there after park hours. If you attend without being on the list and the police show up, the consequences can include revocation of our permit for after hours use.

Please review our guide to star party etiquette if you have not been to one of our star parties before: https://files.meetup.com/2674222/MHAA%20Star%20Party%20Etiquette%20Guide.pdf

You can see the Clear Sky Chart for Lake Taghkanic State Park at the address below. It will show various viewing conditions (cloud cover, transparency, darkness) as well as temperature, wind, etc.
http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/LkTagNYkey.html

Note: Winter and late Fall viewing conditions can be very clear – but also very cold. As you’ll be standing around looking at the stars for a while you may feel even colder than otherwise when outdoors. Dress warmly and consider bringing extra layers in case you get colder as the night goes on.

DATE/TIMEFriday, March 12, 2022 / 6:30pm

ADMISSION: Free
RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours.
Visit https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ to register

LOCATION: Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
Ancram, 12502

MORE:
www.meetup.com/mhastro/
parks.ny.gov/parks

Call or text Tim Denman at 845-245-5483, for more information.

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Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Star Party, Feb 12

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association is throwing a star-gazing party at Lake Taghkanic State Park, on Friday, February 12th.

Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark – perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. A telescope is not required.

Telescope operators arrive about 30 minutes early to set up. Observing begins about an hour after sunset and will probably end around 11, or whenever club members decide. All will take place at the park’s West Beach parking lot.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND MAINTAIN 6 FEET OF DISTANCE FROM OTHERS. The number of people will be limited to 50 in one group. The lot where we meet is large enough for two groups if needed.

Dress warmly and consider bringing extra layers in case you get colder as the night goes on.

DATE/TIMEFriday, February 12, 2021 / 5:30pm

ADMISSION: Free
RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours.
Visit www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/274503771/ to register

LOCATION: Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
Ancram, 12502

MORE:
www.meetup.com/mhastro/
parks.ny.gov/parks

Call or text Tim Denman at 845-245-5483, for more information.

 

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