Since 1985, a group of professional, amateur and the simply curious-to-learn astronomy buffs formed The Mid-Hudson Astronomy Club — which now boasts 75-plus members, a monthly outdoor “star-gazing party” and a monthly indoor meeting where a wide range of astronomy experts provide the group with compelling lectures and timely cosmic matters.
The second came today in the Daily Freeman:
MILAN — Since the days of antiquity, man has been fascinated by the star-filled heavens.
Religions were built around the worship of the heavenly orbs and temples and pyramids have been built in their honor.
Ancient mariners used the stars to chart their courses in unknown territories and it was a star that is said to have led the three wise men to Bethlehem for the birth of Christ.
The fascination with the stars continues today to draw mankind’s eye’s upwards to the night sky.
Locally, a group of amateur astronomers follows in the footsteps of those who came before them — the ancient Greeks, who developed astronomy; Copernicus, who proposed the theory that the planets revolved around the sun rather than the earth, and Galileo, who was among the first to use a telescope to inspect the night sky.
Nice to get this level of exposure for the club.