Amateur Observers' Society of New York, Inc.
Photo by Linda Prince.|
Taken at the Susan F. Rose Observatory at Custer Institute
|On February 13th, AOS members replaced the 40 year old mount at the Susan F. Rose Observatory located at Custer Institute with a new Celestron CGE Pro. The observatory is open to the public every Saturday evening, weather permitting.|
WHO WE ARE:
The Amateur Observersí Society of New York, established in 1965, was
created as a means for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages to meet
together. Our mission statement: to bring astronomy to the public and
provide astronomy resources to members expresses our commitment not only
to serve our members, but also to educate and inspire the public.
Amateur Astronomy is about helping others, learning, doing, and having fun!
Reach for the Universe!
WHAT WE DO:
Over the years our activities have grown with our membership. In addition to sponsoring numerous stargazing activities in several places on Long Island, New York, we are actively involved with reducing the light pollution problem on the Island and throughout the state. With members owning telescopes of all types and sizes we are more than eager to help with any questions you may have about sky observation, celestial photography, telescope purchasing or anything related to your astronomical interests. We invite you to join us in these events and at our monthly meetings in order to learn about and share our enthusiasm for celestial observation. Would you like to take a peek through one of our scopes? No problem!
WHERE CAN I MEET TO FIND OUT MORE?:
Meetings are held at Nassau Community College, Bldg F, the first Sunday of the month, Oct through June and the second Sunday in Sept. There are no meetings in July and August.
You can also join us at our monthly stargazing sessions.
ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER
OR RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP?:
We are an active club with lots to do and participate in. Equipment is not necessary. Come join us under the wonderful nighttime sky. First year membership is only $17 dollars which includes membership in the Astronomical League (AL)! Renewals are $15. Additional $5 for a family membership. Members are entitled to discounts on Astronomy and Sky and Telescope magazines, 10% off all astronomy books and discounts from telescope vendors. Many observing awards are available from the AOS and the AL. You will receive our monthly newsletter, the Celestial Observer (CO) which details the latest club happenings along with late breaking news about things astronomical via e-mail and The Reflector from the AL.. We also have an extensive print library and equipment library and you won't be charged any late fees! Our online hotline keeps members informed of the latest astronomical events, allows members to plan impromptu observing sessions, reminds everyone of local activities and provides a forum to ask questions.
To join AOS or to renew your membership, click here for an application and follow the instructions or contact our Treasurer , Harvey Miller
an adjunct to your AOS membership you automatically have
membership in The International
Darksky Association (IDA) (individual memberships are encouraged
to support their important work), The
Astronomical League with their programs, newsletter and discounts. AOS of NY is also affiliated with Custer
Observatory, Southold, NY, on Long
Island, where star-gazing
activities are located, along with other related events. The
AOS has built a wonderful observatory there. It houses our 14
inch SCT telescope.