Free Telescopic Astronomy Night

Our next observational astronomy night will be held at 9:00pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 on Wellesley Island. This telescopic observing night will be on the lawn behind the library at Thousand Island Park. located at 42743 St. Lawrence Ave, Thousand Island Park, NY. Telescopes will be set up for a spectacular view of our moon, as well as the planet Saturn and its rings.

Directions are easy:

Take route 81 North, crossing the toll bridge ($3.25) to Wellesley Island, then get off at exit 51.

Turn right onto County Route 191

In half a mile, turn right onto route 100 (Thousand Island Park Rd or Westminster Park Road)

Drive about 2.3 miles, then continue for another 0.4 miles as the road becomes Coast Ave, then Rainbow Ave.

The library will be to your left, and we will be set up on the lawn behind it, near Union Ave.

TACNY Grant helps support Sci-Tech

A contribution from TACNY, the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is helping the Sci-Tech Museum as it continues to provide the North Country with science and technology education and fun.

Founded in 1903, TACNY’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology. For more than a century, its free Sweet Science lectures have featured such speakers as Herbert Hoover, Margaret Mead, Jacques Cousteau, Louis Leakey, and many others.

Its also offers the free monthly Junior Cafe Scientifique – programs specifically designed for middle school students.

Its newest program, TACNY STEM Trekkers, will debut in June, 2022. This free 2-day hands-on program on Robotics will be for Middle School/ Junior High students.

TACNY also hosts the annual Celebration of Technology Awards that recognizes outstanding individual, project and company technology achievements, as well as outstanding STEM school and college educators.

For information about all TACNY programs, visit its web site: www.tacny.org

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