Adirondack Sky Center
Tupper Lake, New York
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Recent Events - 2022

The Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory switched to virtual events and online presentations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues remote presentations this year. Here is a list of those events and presentations so far this year, along with a link to the recording of each presentation on our YouTube channel, so that you can enjoy each of these great talks again.

"James Webb Space Telescope: What Does It All Mean?" - Live Panel Discussion

David Aguilar, Kevin Hartnett, Jeffrey Miller, & Aileen O’Donoghue will discuss why we built it, what we are seeing, and how the world will change as a result.

You will have the opportunity to submit a question to the panelists when you register for this event!

Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

View a video of this presentation on our YouTube channel

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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party

In place of our normal program, come watch the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory. Bring your own blanket or beach chair to relax on while counting the number of meteors you see!

This event is free and open to the public!

Directions to the observatory:

178 Big Wolf Rd.
Tupper Lake, NY

Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 9:00 pm

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"Asteroid Occultations" - George Viscome

We all enjoy viewing an eclipse, but did you know there are eclipses happening every clear night? One form is known as an Asteroid Occultation. By comparing an asteroid's position in the night sky with high precision positions for billions of stars - we inevitably find a case where an asteroid will pass in front of (or eclipse) a star. This talk will cover how amateur astronomers can precisely time these events, which enables measurement of the asteroid's size, shape, and orbit - thus making a solid contribution to the science of astronomy.

George Viscome is an astronomer and discoverer of minor planets. In 1987 his observations led to the identification and number of asteroid 6183, which was named in honor of him as a result.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

View a video of this presentation on our YouTube channel

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"Sagittarius A*: Supermassive Black Hole in the Center of the Milky Way" - Dr. Aileen O’Donoghue

Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration recently released an image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy, called Sagittarius A*. Dr. O'Donoghue will discuss the nature of these supermassive black holes and describe what the photographs represent about these gigantic, mysterious objects.

Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue is the Henry Priest Professor of Physics at St. Lawrence University, and a member of the Adirondack Sky Center board of directors.

Thursday, July 14th, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

View a video of this presentation on our YouTube channel

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