Adirondack Sky Center
Tupper Lake, New York
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100 Hours of Astronomy at the Adirondack Sky Center

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organizing a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme "Under One Sky."

This is a 100-hour, round-the-clock, round-the-globe celebration composed of a broad range of activities involving the public. The event will take place over four days and nights, from 10-13 January. During this period, people from around the globe will share the experience of observing the sky. For many, it will be their first glimpse of the wonders of the heavens through a telescope. For others, it is the perfect opportunity to impart their knowledge and excitement, helping unveil the cosmos to fresh and eager eyes. Hundreds of local events are being planned by science facilities and astronomy enthusiasts around the world, including telescope observing sessions, exhibitions, special shows and more.

As its contribution to the celebration, the Adirondack Sky Center is doing the following events:

January 10th:

As a partnership with the Tupper Arts Center, we will offer an art exhibit titled "Cosmic Images of the Wilderness Above - Astrophotography from the Adirondack Sky Center." An open house is scheduled for Thursday, January 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm with a wine and cheese party and viewing of photos taken by members and participants in our astrophotography conferences. The Arts Center is located at 114 Park Street in Tupper Lake. The show will be on display through the end of February, open M-W 3-6pm; Saturday 12-3pm.

  • The Sky Center's Activity Room at 36 High Street, stocked with creative, hands-on space and science games, will be open from 10-5. The Office area will offer ongoing videos on astronomy related topics.
  • Dr. Aileen O’Donoghue, a member of the International Astronomical Union and ASC Trustee, will be writing a special article for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

January 11th:

  • Adirondack Sky Center Trustee and meteorologist (ret.) Gib Brown will offer a talk on Friday at 7:00 pm at Tupper Lake High School. "Examining the Pulse of Mars" will examine the significance of the recent landing of InSight on Mars.
  • The Sky Center's Activity Room at 36 High Street, stocked with creative, hands-on space and science games, will be open from 10-5. The Office area will offer ongoing videos on astronomy related topics.
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