Jump to content


Photo

Observing during the week

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Itz marcus

Itz marcus

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1226
  • Joined: 12 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Brooklyn NY

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Hi,
Are there any clubs in the NYC area (within 50-75 miles) that observe on any night other than Friday or Saturday night?
Clear Skies
Itz

#2 REC

REC

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5480
  • Joined: 20 Oct 2010
  • Loc: NC

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

You might want to check with the Rockland county club?

#3 csrlice12

csrlice12

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 11488
  • Joined: 22 May 2012
  • Loc: Denver, CO

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

I know here in Denver, The DAS has a dark site available to members 24/7. Once you've had the "familiarization" training, you're given the lock combinations for the gate, bathroom, and break shed. Been out there with others and alone.

#4 Doc Willie

Doc Willie

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1688
  • Joined: 31 Mar 2010
  • Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY, USA

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association has a site available any time, near Gardner, NY. We occasionally go out there during the week, depending mainly on who is interested (NOT recommended to go there alone) and the weather. We are at the limit of your range, but it might be worth your consideration.

You can contact us on our Yahoo group.

#5 Itz marcus

Itz marcus

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1226
  • Joined: 12 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Brooklyn NY

Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Thanx for the replies i will contact the mid hudson aa asap

#6 dtripz

dtripz

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 92
  • Joined: 01 Apr 2008
  • Loc: Brooklyn NY

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

I'd like to go observe more often in Brooklyn too, but it seems even planets are difficult to observe due to the damn side walk heat effect.

#7 Itz marcus

Itz marcus

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1226
  • Joined: 12 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Brooklyn NY

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

And wonderful chimneys

#8 Pinbout

Pinbout

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8257
  • Joined: 22 Feb 2010
  • Loc: nj

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Sometimes we observe off the palisades Anthony Wayne rec. I think exit 17 or 14 . Last time I was there,in the spring, it was pretty dark for where it is. Don't remember seeing the Milky Way but the sky was riddled with stars viewable with the naked eye.

#9 dtripz

dtripz

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 92
  • Joined: 01 Apr 2008
  • Loc: Brooklyn NY

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

My favorite spot to observe is Lake Teghanic State Park, however its quite a bit of a drive on a weekday. Our white zone dome pretty much surrounds us for an hour in whichever direction.






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics