Dark Sky Observing at North-South Lake: Members Only

North-South Lake Campground 874 N Lake Rd, Haines Falls, NY

The Amateur Astronomers Association has an agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that allows us to have observing sessions at North-South…

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Stellarium Workshop

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NOTE: This class is still being managed by our old Wild Apricot system.

Visit the event page on Wild Apricot: https://members.aaa.org/event-4474561

$60

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Urban Astrophotography 101: Planetary Imaging

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Thursdays, 7 PM. Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4

Urban AP 101 teaches the use of Planetary Cameras and software (cameras and software designed specifically for this purpose) which go to the next level – pulling surprising detail from small amateur telescopes, even from the heart of the city. We expand on material of previous UAP classes but now focus on telescope astro cams, not on DSLR cameras.

$60

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Introduction to Night Sky Photography

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Tuesdays, 7 PM. Oct. 26 (NEW), Nov. 2, 16 (field day), 23, 30; Dec. 7

Don’t put your camera away when the sun sets! Learn how to shoot the night sky with landscapes with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and ordinary lenses (not through telescopes). How to shoot well composed and exposed starscapes, night sky landscapes, eclipses, the moon, astronomical phenomena. This will be an in-depth course about wide field night sky photography.

$60
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Astronomy 101: The Solar System

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Wednesdays, 7 PM, Nov. 3, 10; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

An introduction to astronomy and the Solar System. Hierarchy and motions of objects in space. Distance measurements. Thumbnail sketch of history and physics of astronomy. Details of the Solar System: sun, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets. Seasons and tides on Earth. Recommended for new AAA members and interested friends/family, and as a review for continuing members who want to take our more specialized classes also. Stellarium computer simulations will be used to illustrate selected topics.

$60

AAA 2022 Holiday Party

Brass Monkey 55 Little West 12th St, New York, NY

This Members-Only event will be hosted by the AAA. Please join us as we celebrate our 95th year! Register HERE. All entrants will be required…

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Urban Astrophotography 102: Deep Sky Imaging

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Thursdays, 7 PM. Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 20, 27; field night TBD

Light pollution has a huge impact on the way we perceive the night sky from New York. But readily available technology gives us great tools for taking photos and doing real time electronic viewing right through the light dome.

$60

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Astronomy Smorgasbord

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
Registration has begun.
Six different astronomy topics presented by six instructors. Topics include Amateur Spectroscopy, 2022 Astronomical Calendar, Touring the night sky with Stellarium, Sound and Images in Presentations, Astronomy on the Ceiling of Grand Central Terminal, Basics of Telescopes and Observing.

$60

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Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos

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Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM. Feb. 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2022.  Online via Zoom.
Registration is now closed.

Astronomy 102 explores the universe beyond the Solar System. We discuss how and when the universe began, the formation of stars and galaxies, its expansion, and probable future.  We study how astronomers measure great distances and how stars generate their tremendous energies.  We will explore how elements are produced in stars, the structure and types of galaxies, and exotic objects like neutron stars and black holes.

$60

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CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. March 30; April 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18
An introduction to timekeeping, calendars, astronomy coordinates, stars maps, and orbits in space.
Registration now open. Click class title for more details.

$60