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- Oneonta, NY 13820
Below is the current schedule for public events. Check back here regularly, as it is updated every few months.
Public Observatory Viewings
Next to the date for each observing night is a description of the featured objects for that night, although objects like galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae will be observed as well, depending on the time of night. All observing nights will begin at 8:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever comes later. Please bear in mind that due to the frequent cloudy or inclement weather in upstate New York, many observing nights will inevitably be cancelled.
We have created a mailing list so people can receive updates about the status of upcoming public observing nights. To add your name to the list, simply send an email to email@example.com with the words "sub PUBLIC-OBSERV" in the main body of the email. You will then receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.
If you need any other information, please contact Dr. Jason Smolinski (Jason.Smolinski -at- oneonta.edu). You can get the latest public observing night status via Twitter:
Public Planetarium Shows
Each public observing night is preceded by a public planetarium program at 7:00 p.m., where the constellations, stars, and planets of the evening will be introduced along with a short movie. These programs are independent of each other, meaning that while registration is required for the planetarium shows, it is not required for the observatory programs. Additionally, the planetarium shows will be held as scheduled regardless of any observatory program cancellations. To register for a particular planetarium show, please visit our planetarium webpage.