Using a new telescope is really exciting!
Or really frustrating :(
Get tips on making your evenings under the stars enjoyable!
Tip 1: Bring warm clothes, insect repellant, and lots of questions.
Meet the new Rising Star Interns!
Alison Fiorini - Duanesburg Middle School
Rebecca LaBell - Troy High School
Samuel W. Levin - Schuylerville Middle School
Luke Maxwell - Home school
Grace Morton - Tamarac Middle School
Priscilla Rapp - Ichabod Crane Middle School
Paul Levin - Galway High School
Laura Tedesco - Troy High School
Denise M. Warren
588 Middle Road, Delanson NY 12053
Other Octagon Star Parties:
8 pm April 12 - Yuri's Night - presented by Bonny Einstein, Russian Teacher and Dudley Rising Star Intern
8 pm May 11 - Astronomy & Music: "Star Tracks: music to gaze with" - presented by Philip Erner
8 pm June 14 - Getting STARted
8 pm July 12 - presented by Dr. John Moustakas
8 pm August 9 - Discovering Planets Around Other "Suns" - presented by Dr. Harry Ringermacher
7 pm September 27
7 pm October 18 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse! (what's that?)
7 pm November 22
It's always rewarding to hear the enthusiastic outbursts from students enjoying Starlab programs.
Dudley Outreach Educators bring the portable planetarium to schools to offer a variety of programs on topics including the solar system, moon phases, seasons, and Greek mythology & Native American constellations. If your school is a member of BOCES, please call 518-464-3999 for scheduling and information. Brochure
For other programs, please call Dudley for pricing and availability 518-382-7583. Setup needs
The Dudley Observatory, chartered by the State of New York in 1852, is the oldest independent organization in the United States supporting research and education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. Our library contains one of the world's finest collections of historically significant astronomical texts, including rare books of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. The Dudley Observatory Archives is a fascinating collection of historical records pertaining to both astronomy and Albany.
The Dudley Observatory was founded through the generosity of those who saw our Capital Region as an economic and intellectual center, the "Tech Valley" of its day. In the last 150 years, the Dudley Observatory has periodically changed the focus of its work to reflect the needs of the community.
During the 20th century, Dudley Observatory astronomers achieved world class status with their accurate determination of the positions and motions of more than 30,000 stars. These observations form the sole example in the history of astronomy of the precise position and proper motion determination of all stars visible to the unaided eye with a single high precision telescope.
The current focus of the Dudley Observatory is on using astronomy to promote science education, with an emphasis on education, recruitment and early career development in science and technology. We have enjoyed a great deal of success with projects that fire the imaginations of the young, nurture them through the early stages of career development, and instill a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of science.
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