K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

TUPPER LAKE – July 8th, 2014 – Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now its ready to be officially open for stargazing. The facility is open to the public and is meant to be a resource for people of all ages and experience levels. In August of last year we had an opportunity to visit the observatory and in honor of their grand opening, we’re going to re-visit that conversation on the K&J show today..

K&J – Re-Air – 083013 – Adirondack Public Observatory

If you’ve ever looked at a picture of earth at night from far away, there’s one spot that’s quite a lot darker than the rest and it’s right in the middle of the Adirondack Park.. The Forest Preserve provides star gazers with nothing but darkness and a pristine view of the night sky.. Which is just one of the reasons why The Adirondack Public Observatory is located where it is in Tupper Lake..  On the K&J show today, we explore the possibilities with Mike Staves, one of the original creators of the observatory. Mike speaks with us about the History of the project and walks us through the control room plus a visit from Congressman Bill Owens gives us an opportunity to focus on education, distance learning and how not to look at the sun during the day.

Owens - at APO in Tupper Lake Owens - at APO in Tupper Lake with SUN telescope

This K&J Show originally aired in The Morning News Late in August but the weather for the next 10 days may be optimal for night sky viewing which brought us back to this look at the Adirondack Observatory in Tupper Lake..

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