The public is invited to join the MVAS for star gazing at various locations around the Mohawk Valley from May to October. 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.
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.
Dusk to midnight, unless otherwise noted
|Observe a Star up close, safely: "Our Sun." New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Route 12 S, New Hartford, NY. 5:00 pm until sunset, clouds permitting. Our solar telescopes will be set up on the basketball court for this rare opportunity.|
"Saturn Watch and Star Gazing" at New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Route 12 S, New Hartford, NY, dusk to 11 pm. We'll have our optical telscopes set up on the basketball court. Saturn will be a highlight.
|Jun 1||Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Rome School of the Deaf, 401 Turin St., Rome, NY, immediately following the luminary service.|
|Jun 8||Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Mohawk Valley Community College, Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, immediately following the luminary service.|
|Jul 13||Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.|
|Aug 3||Prospect Library, 915 Trenton Falls St., Prospect, NY 13435. Program: "Invasion of the Robots: Geology at Mars" at 7:30 pm in the firehouse annex behind the library; Star gazing following in the quarry.|
|Aug 10||Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.|
|Sep 7||Star Gazing, Waterville Public Library, BB Observatory, 206 White Street, Waterville, NY.|
|Oct 5||Solar Observing at Herkimer County Community College's Fall Fest, noon to 4 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 5||Star Gazing at New Hartford Sherrill Brook Park, Route 12 S, New Hartford, NY, dusk to 11 pm, on the basketball court.|
Directions to star gazing locations