Adirondack Public Observatory
Tupper Lake, New York
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Adirondack Public Observatory Events & Special Programing:

The Adirondack Public Observatory is pleased to be able to present a wide variety of special events, lectures, classes and special "viewing" events in addition to our normal Friday Stargazing sessions. For our special programs, please browse through our listings below. To view our complete calendar of events, please click on the Events Calendar arrow above.

October 19 2017 to October 21 2017

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

Who should attend?

Simply put: Everyone. Very few astrophotographers, regardless of their level, have access to dark skies. We invite you to take advantage of our location to capture images at your own level. Avoid light pollution with us. Come with your own equipment or use ours to shine with your best images.

The registration fee for the four-day Astrophotography Workshop 2017 is $120.00 per participant, with a 10% discount for APO Members.

Events will occur from October 19 - 22, and will be held at the Roll Off Roof Observatory (178 Big Wolf Rd., Tupper Lake). More details coming soon!

Visit for lodging and dining information.

Call the APO office at (518) 359-3538 for further information about the workshop. The registration fee can be paid using PayPal (which also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards for payment).:

Registration instructions:

  1. Select your registration fee below: APO Members: $108, non-Members: $120
  2. Log in to your PayPal account
  3. After your transaction is complete, you'll be sent to a registration form to enter your contact information


November 17 2017

Friday, November 17 at 7:00 pm at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake (map).

David A. Aguilar is the past Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A naturalist, astronomer, author and artist, David’s expertise lies in showing us the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves

In 2015, he left Harvard to join NASAs New Horizons special media team on the Pluto flyby mission. He is author/illustrator of seven National Geographic books: "ALIEN WORLDS"; "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA" and its primer "PLANETS, STARS, AND GALAXIES: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe" and winner 2008 VOYA Award; the popular “13 PLANETS”, winner 2011 Eureka Gold Award and "SUPER STARS!”

His work has been featured on the BBC, The History Channel’s “UNIVERSE”, ABC News, Time magazine, US News, CNN, NY Times, USA Today, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Scientific American.

He is a Smithsonian Scholar Enrichment Lecturer and Leader for Harvard Study Tours. In 2010, asteroid 1990DA was named to honor his contributions to science education. Today, he resides under very starry skies outside Aspen, CO. For more information see:

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