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Tupper Lake's new observatory brings the stars closer to home

by Kenneth Aaron

It’s a Friday night in late fall and I’m in Tupper Lake at an Adirondack Public Observatory (APO) stargazing session. More than a thousand people have come here to peer into the heavens since the place opened in July 2014. Tonight, though, the sky is blanketed by clouds and I’m the only member of the public to show up. read more  

Archived Articles

  Adirondack Life editors’ must-read picks from 2014
2014 Annual Guide   A Place in Time A journey back in to Lake Colden
October 2014   Summer of ’38 An Adirondack adventure of a lifetime
October 2014   Ring of Fire
December 2001   The 46 Blitz Thirty-five years ago, a quartet of college kids attempted to bag the biggest peaks in one arduous winter outing
December 2003   Adaptive Reuse A Manhattan author's second act in the North Country
At Home in the Adirondacks 2012   The Illusionist Georgeanne Gaffney transforms the ordinary
February 2010   Fast Times at Whitehall High On the track with the country's only public school bobsled team
December 2005   The Giving Tree In praise of the benevolent yellow birch
At Home in the Adirondacks 2012   The Natural Choice Why bark's the best camp cover-up
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   House of Style For decades taste-maker Ralph Kylloe has helped define Adirondack rustic
August 2013   Blais of Glory Lake George village's mayor has led his community for 42 years. He talks about the past, present and future of this quintessential vacationland
October 2013   Career Development Are you as hopeful as a fifth grader?
February 2013   The Dark Side A guide to the season's most abundant resource
August 2013   Keeping Time Life slows when focus goes beyond the familiar
October 1987   The Man Who Would Be King Roger Jakubowski's dream of an Adirondack empire
February 2002   Leaving Church Adirondack Life says goodbye to its longtime home
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Senior Class Transforming Willsboro's old school
December 2014   Lofty Consideration Grace Peak and the politics of naming mountains
December 2014   Change on the Range The uncertain future of a Vermontville family farm
June 2004   Drag King Don DeZalia's lifelong need for speed
  Regional Reads 2014 A selection of new Adirondack titles
August 1994   The Immunity Community Saranac Lake's Trudeau Institute has been at the forefront of the battle against disease for forty years.
October 2014   Sisters Bistro A taste of place in Old Forge
October 2014   John Van Alstine This internationally known sculptor breathes life into stone and steel
October 2014   How Can All the Remembering Be Told? The tireless Marjorie Lansing Porter was a collector of tall tales and forgotten tunes and the caretaker of our region’s identity
October 2014   College for Every Student Why Essex is the epicenter of a global movement
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Power Rangers How energy auditors help you save cash
At Home in the Adirondacks 2014   Doctor of Fine Art Essex conservator Emily Phillips
At Home in the Adirondacks 2013   A Handmade Tale The life and work of a Vermontville homesteader