On Sunday, July 21, the Adirondack Sky Center will launch an annual event celebrating Adirondack Skies in partnership with the community of Tupper Lake, The Wild Center natural history museum, Tupper Arts Center, and other organizations.
Why celebrate Adirondack Skies? The Adirondacks benefit from some of the darkest and clearest skies east of the Mississippi River.
We will have fun celebrating an untapped natural resource in the Adirondacks – our dark, clear, unpolluted skies – and the creation of an AstroScience Center museum and planetarium.
- 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Observatory (178 Big Wolf Road): solar scopes, crafts, scientific demonstrations, scavenger hunt, prizes, and more!
- 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: StarLab Planetarium (High School Gym, 25 Chaney Road): Take an intergalactic trip
- 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Ongoing Activities at The Wild Center from 10am - 5pm (45 Museum Drive - please note: admission required)
- 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Light Pollution and Impacts on Wildlife - The International Dark Sky Association, at The Wild Center (45 Museum Drive)
- 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Al Nagler, Helping Apollo 11 Astronauts Get to the Moon: Work on Simulators, at The Wild Center (45 Museum Drive)
- 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Celestial Stories and Traditions: the Haudenosaunee / Mohawk People, and Greek and Roman Sky Mythology (High School Auditorium, 25 Chaney Road)
- 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Music of the Skies - "Night School" (Flanders Performance Park Bandshell, 17-19 Demars Blvd)
- 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Evening Stargazing at the Observatory (178 Big Wolf Road)