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Darling Hill Observatory


For over 40 years the Darling Hill Observatory of the Syracuse Astronomical Society has been hosting thousands of children, teens, and adults to star parties on clear summer nights under the dark skies in the hamlet of Vesper in Tully, New York. Built in 1971 with funds generously provided by the Rosemond Gifford Foundation, the observatory is located on 7 acres of land at a rural location where the public gets to see the wonders of the night sky. A volunteer staff operates a nine-foot long telescope which delivers stunning views of the planets, the moon, galaxies, and star clusters which are all but invisible to city dwellers.


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