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The Adirondack Public Observatory
P.O. Box 1332
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3538 info@apobservatory.org
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Current News: 2016
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APO member Ernie Rossi sent along a beautiful photo of Saturn! More… May 17

June 3: Join Dr. Valerie Rapson as she takes us for a ride on SOFIA, NASA's airborne observatory! More… May 4

June 19: Celebrate the Sun on International SUN-Day! More… May 4

APO trustees Carol Levy and Seth McGowan attended NEAF. More… April 16

Sept. 23-25: The APO will be hosting a Dark Sky Astrophotography Exchange. Register today! More… April 9

FBConnect with us on our Facebook page for news and observing conditions! March 22

Sign up for our mailing list today! More… February 20

Feb. 24: The APO invites Earthlings in grades K-2 to come make an alien! More… February 17

The ADE published an article about the observatory: APO connects humans to space. More… January 21

The APO wishes everyone a happy New Year filled with clear skies! January 1

Visit our gift shop at our office on High Street! More… January 1

Public observing is now on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month! January 1

News – 2015:

Dec. 4: Join us for a free lecture about "Astronomy in the Era of Big Data" More… November 11

Nov. 6: Movie night: "The End of the Universe", an episode of How the Universe Works! More… October 3

Oct. 2: Movie night: "Saturn", an episode of How the Universe Works! More… September 25

Sept. 27: Observe the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse! More… September 25

Sept. 18-20: Sign up for our second annual astrophotography workshop! More… August 9

We have more great events coming up this summer! More… August 9

August 7: Join us for a free lecture by WPTZ meteorologist Gib Brown! More… August 1

July 24: Join us for a free showing of the movie Contact! More… July 14

July 24: Come to our free lecture about radio astronomy at the Arecibo Observatory! More… July 14

Our Robotics Class has been postponed, and will be rescheduled More… July 20

July 13: Come to our free lecture about Pluto! More… July 10

June 24: Come to our free lecture about the Dawn, Rosetta & Philae spacecraft! More… June 22

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Free and Open to the Public!

The Observatory, located at 178 Big Wolf Road, is open for public viewing on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month until Memorial Day. Private viewing sessions can be arranged for $100 for up to 20 people. Please call the office at (518) 359-3538 or email us to make arrangements. See our Events page for weather conditions and Facebook for observing and cancellation notices.

Free Lecture:
"A Trip on NASA 747-SOFIA"

What's it like to ride in a flying telescope?

Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm
More info


Observing Event:
International SUN-Day!

A celebration of the Sun
at the beginning of Summer

June 19th, beginning at 11:00 am
More info

SUN-Day 2016

Dark Sky Astrophotography Exchange

An opportunity to meet, trade secrets and perform astrophotography under the darkest skies in the Eastern USA

Register online!

September 23rd – 25th
More info & registration…

Dark Sky Astrophoto Exchange

Visit Our Gift Shop!

Stop by our office and browse through our collection of astronomy books, observing tools, hoodies, t-shirts and hats!
36 High St. Tupper Lake (map)
M — F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Tupper Lake, NY 12986
17 May, 2016