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Astronomy Tour

Apr 13, 2013: 7pm- 9pm
Olana State Historic Site

5720 Route 9G | Hudson, NY 12534 | 518-828-0135

Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his voyage and arctic exploration of the north Atlantic, between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859. Join Dr. Willie Yee, president and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. The evening will begin with a presentation of the wonders of the night sky that are presently observable. We will then move out to the viewing field where you will be oriented to the major features of the night sky. Members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be present with various size telescopes to view the moon, Jupiter, and stellar clusters. Please bring a pair of binoculars, along with a red flashlight if you have one. Please pre-register by preceding Thursday to 518-828-1872 x 109 or by e-mailing shasbrook@olana.org.