EVENTS FOR SUMMER 2014

Chasing Eclipses

A Dark Sky Night Presentation

August 19, 2014

Old Man's Cave Lodge

7 - 10 PM

 

Join George Eberts and Tom O'Grady for their journey around the world chasing total solar eclipses. Come early to Old Man's Cave Lodge (20020 State Route 664 S. Logan, Ohio 43138 (740) 380-0400) for dinner and then stay for this special presentation. If we have clear skies, we'll head out afterward to do some deep sky observing with telescopes and binoculars.

Hidden Hollow Star Party 

August 21 -24, 2014

Warren Rupp Observatory

 

One of our favorite Ohio Star Parties is Hidden Hollow Star Party.

 

Head on up to the Hidden Hollow Campground (5127 O'Possum Run Rd. Lucas, Ohio 44843,(419)892-2007), home of the Warren Rupp Observatory and the Richland Astronomical Society for a laid back weekend of star gazing, interesting speakers, sun spots, and lots of astro vendors. 

 

Registration is now open!

Black Forest Star Party 

August 22 - 24, 2014

Cherry Springs State Park

 

The Black Forest Star Party (BFSP) is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO). Held every year since 1999, the BFSP generally spans a weekend in the late summer or early fall at the Cherry Springs State Park (4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA, (814) 435-5010). Head out under the darkest skies in Pennsylvania for some exceptional stargazing.

 

Registration is now open.

Name an Exoplanet

 

The International Astronomical Union needs your help! There are tons of exoplanets that are in need of names and the IAU is looking to us for names. Click here for more information.

Interested in hunting comets?

 

For a wonderful website that follows all the visible comets (including maps on how to find them) click here. Right now, one to watch with a telescope is C/2012 K1 Comet Pan-STARRS (magnitude 9.3) visible in our morning sky within the constellation Canes Venatici. 

Wonder what else we've been up to? Click here.

ScopeOut 2014 Astronomy Fair

September 13, 2014

Cincinnati Observatory

Noon - 11 PM

 

This is a wonderful day of astronomy for the whole family! Hands on science experiments, solar viewing, tours of this historic observatory, open telescopes at night and some interesting astro classes will provide something interesting for the novice and amateur astronomer alike. Guest speakers include James Albury and Dean Regas of the PBS Star Gazers series. Check out all the details on the ScopeOut page.

In The Dark Of The Night

Fall Equinox Celebration

Athens Public Library

September 26, 2014

7 - 9 PM

 

We are happy to be bringing our telescopes and binoculars to the Fall Equinox Celebration at the Athens Public Library (30 Home Street, Athens)! Have a close up look at Mars and Saturn before cooking up some marshmallows over an open fire.

 

This event is weather dependent - rain/clouds cancels.

In The Dark Of The Night

Fall Equinox Celebration

Chauncey Public Library

September 27, 2014

7 - 9 PM

 

We are happy to be bringing our telescopes and binoculars to the Fall Equinox Celebration at the Chauncey Public Library (29 Converse Street, Chauncey)! Have a close up look at Mars and Saturn before cooking up some marshmallows over an open fire.

 

This event is weather dependent - rain/clouds cancels.

Athens Clear Sky Chart

The Athens Clear Sky Chart is an astronomers forecast. It shows at a glance when, in the next 48 hours, we might expect clear and dark skies for Athens, Ohio. It's is specifically intended for amateur astronomers. 

 

Thanks to Attilla Danko for this widget. 

Most events are held in conjunction with the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy.