Public Star Gazing Schedule

The public is invited to join the MVAS for star gazing at various locations around the Mohawk Valley from May to November. MVAS members will set up their telescopes and encourage you to view the many wonders of the universe through them. (Driving Directions) They will gladly answer your questions, explain what you have seen and point out where the objects are in the sky. If you have access to a pair of binoculars, bring them along and we'll help you locate objects yourself. No matter what the season or forecast, dress warmer than you think is necessary; you won't be sorry. You may want to bring along mosquito repellant. Weather conditions may cause cancellations, which will be noted below.

If your group is interested in scheduling a star gazing event anytime (even between Oct and May), please contact the webmaster from our Home Page.

2015 Schedule
Saturdays, Dusk to midnight, unless otherwise noted

Date Location

Jan 17

Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:30 PM

Feb 14 canceled Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Mar 14
canceled
Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Apr 18 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 8:15 - 10:30 PM
May 23 Sun Gazing - observe the Sun safely through special Hydrogen Alpha and white light Solar Telescopes, Basketball Court, New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Rte 12 S, New Hartford, NY. 5 PM until the Sun gets too low in the sky.
May 23 Star Gazing, New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Rte 12 S, New Hartford, NY. Our night time telescopes will replace the solar telescopes on the basketball court dusk to midnight to observe the awesome night sky, Jupiter and Saturn.
June 6 Cancer Society's Relay for Life, NYS School of the Deaf, 401 Turin St, St. Rome, NY, following the luminary service.
June 13 Program 8:00 p.m., "Pluto: The Dawning of a New Horizon" presented by Perry Pezzolanella, Waterville Public Library, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. Stargazing following at dusk.
June 18 Third Annual Summer Solstice Celebration, 7 PM, Waterville Public Library & BBO, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. Bluegrass band, Cincinnati Creek, plays 7:30-9:30p. Stargazing following.
June 20 canceled Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY, 9:30 pm to midnight
July 16 Solar and Star Gazing, Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, New York (just over the bridge to the canal near the walk leading to Moss Island) as part of the Midsummer’s Night Picnic from 5-10 PM. There will be other activities, music, food, art nearby as part of the Thursday night event.
July 18 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.

Aug 8

Star Gazing, Prospect Library, 915 Trenton St., Prospect, NY Program at 7:45 PM in the library basement presented by Perry Pezzolanella, "Pluto: The Dawning of a New Horizon." Stargazing following in the quarry behind the library & firehouse.
Aug 22 Program at 5:30 PM, Waterville Public Library's Community Room, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY, presented by Joel Seif entitled, "An Evening with Neil Armstrong: An interview with late Apollo XI commander and first person on the Moon" for ages 11 to 101. Free pizza at start and half moons to go! Stargazing to follow, weather permitting.
Aug 22 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 8:30 - 11:00 PM
Sep 12 New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Rte 12 S, New Hartford, NY. Our telescopes will be set up on the basketball court, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Oct 3 Solar Observing at Herkimer County Community College's Fall Fest, noon to 3 pm weather permitting, on the lawn next to the Campus Center, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY. Safely observe our "Star," the Sun, up close.

Oct 17

Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Nov 7
Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Dec 12 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM.

Directions to star gazing locations