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.

2017 Schedule
Saturdays, Dusk to midnight, unless otherwise noted

Date Location

Jan 28 cancelled

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

Feb 18 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Apr 1 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 8:15 - 10:30 PM

May 20

Star Gazing, New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Rte 12 S, New Hartford, NY. Our night time telescopes will be on the basketball court dusk to midnight to observe the awesome night sky, Jupiter and Saturn, 8:45 pm - midnight.
Jun 3 Cancer Society's Relay for Life, NYS School of the Deaf, 401 Turin St, St. Rome, NY, following the luminary service.
Jun 10 Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, following the luminary service.
Jun 17 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.
July 15 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.
July Solar and Star Gazing, Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, New York (we'll be on the parking spaces opposite the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts) 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.
Aug 26 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 8:30 - 11:30 PM

Sep 23

Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Sep 30 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 14

New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Rte 12 S, New Hartford, NY. Our telescopes will be set up on the basketball court, 7:30 to 11:00 pm
Nov 11
Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Dec 9 Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY. 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Directions to star gazing locations