North Country Region

As one of the most rural regions of New York, hundreds of miles outside of metro New York City, the North Country is blessed with some of the darkest skies in the entire eastern half of North America. This gives North Country residents daily access to the darkest skies around, a stargazing and observing experience the rest of the state lost access to decades ago. It should not be surprising then that the North Country is home to the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory, a recently upgraded science center and operational observatory.

The North Country is also home to 4 universities with diverse space related program offerings. Both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Plattsburgh host on campus planetariums, Clarkson University hosts an impressive array of student groups, and St. Lawrence University offers a small school Physics program.

Pairing this active academic infrastructure with the natural bounty of clear night skies makes the North Country a truly unique resource in the broader New York space ecosystem.

Including 35 organizations and resources throughout the North Country Region!

Business Services | Civic Sector | Higher Education | K-12 Schools | NYers In Space | Planetariums & Observatories | Space Companies

Business Services -- 1 resource

Civic Sector -- 1 resource

Adirondack Sky CenterTupper LakeActiveunknown115 (D)45 (R)AstroScience CenterExpansive educational and observing resources offered amid New York's darkest skies.

Colleges & Universities -- 25 resources

InstitutionLocationCodeResourcesSocial MediaMembersADSDComments
SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburghDegree ProgramPhysicsunknown115 (D)45 (R)
SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburghStudent GroupPhysics Clubunknown115 (D)45 (R)Affiliated with the Physics Department.
SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburghStudent GroupGalilean Societyunknown115 (D)45 (R)Promote astronomy and space science education.
SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburghCivic InstitutionNorthcountry PlanetariumFacebookunknown115 (D)45 (R)Strong focus on engagement with secondary schools and the broader community.
SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburghDegree ProgramRoboticsunknown115 (D)45 (R)One of only 19 robotics programs nationwide and the only program in the SUNY system.
SUNY PotsdamPotsdamDegree ProgramPhysicsunknown116 (D)45 (R)Innovative department with a community footprint.
SUNY PotsdamPotsdamCivic InstitutionStowell Planetariumunknown116 (D)45 (R)Located directly on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
St. Lawrence UniversityCantonDegree ProgramPhysicsFacebookunknown116 (D)45 (R)Active program with multiple student enrichment programs, including a Summer Research Opportunity in Astronomical Sciences.
St. Lawrence UniversityCantonStudent GroupSigma Pi Sigmaunknown116 (D)45 (R)Physics honor society, originally founded in 1929, re-activated in 1995.
St. Lawrence UniversityCantonStudent GroupSociety of Physics Studentsunknown116 (D)45 (R)Affiliated strongly with the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society, holds physics events open to the entire campus.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamDegree ProgramPhysics (BS)Twitter   unknown116 (D)45 (R)Wide range of areas for study available, including supernovae.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamDegree ProgramPhysics (MS & PhD)Twitter   unknown116 (D)45 (R)Both MS & PhD programs offer a wide range of fields of specialization.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamDegree ProgramInstitute for STEM Educationunknown116 (D)45 (R)Focused on developing the highest quality STEM educators to lead the next generation of learners.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamDegree ProgramAerospace Engineeringunknown116 (D)45 (R)Program offers wide array of courses, co-ops, internships, and an impressive network of on-campus clubs.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupAmerican Indian Science and Engineering SocietyFacebook1116 (D)45 (R)Mission is to increase the presence of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in STEM fields.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupAIAA1116 (D)45 (R)Serves as the campus chapter of the national AIAA organization.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupDesign, Build, FlyTwitter   4116 (D)45 (R)Participates in the annual AIAA competition.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupRocketry ClubFacebook1116 (D)45 (R)Dedicated to the flying of high performance rockets.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupPhysics Club2116 (D)45 (R)Dedicated to sharing the joy of physics with the Clarkson community.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamCivic InstitutionReynolds Observatoryunknown116 (D)45 (R)Long exposure telescopes allow for deep sky research.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupArnold Air SocietyFacebook1116 (D)45 (R)Promotes aerospace power while offering Officer candidates an opportunity to serve the campus and the broader community.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupNational Society of Black EngineersFacebook1116 (D)45 (R)Supports its members through workshops and social events.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupSociety of Hispanic Professional EngineersFacebook8116 (D)45 (R)Aims to empower the Hispanic community to reach it's full potential in all STEM related fields.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupSociety of Asian Scientists and EngineersFacebook1116 (D)45 (R)Focused on networking and career growth for members.
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamStudent GroupSociety of Women EngineersTwitter   1116 (D)45 (R)Empowers women in STEM fields to grow as professionals and leaders

K-12 Schools -- 2 resources

NYers In Space -- 1 resource

AstronautBirthplaceMissionsTime In SpaceNotes
Micheal AndersonPlattsburghSTS 89, 10724 days, 18 hours, and 8 minutesAn accomplished Air Force pilot who 1st flew to space in 1998, he perished during the Columbia disaster in February 2003.

Planetariums & Observatories -- 6 resources

Ticonderoga High School PlanetariumTiconderogaN/Aunknown114 (R)45 (R)Ticonderoga Central School DistrictExpansive academic and community programming options.
Northcountry PlanetariumPlattsburghN/Aunknown115 (D)45 (R)SUNY PlattsburghStrong focus on engagement with secondary schools and the broader community.
Adirondack ObservatoryTupper LakeN/A3115 (D)45 (R)Adirondack Sky CenterFull science complex with activities for all ages.
Reynolds ObservatoryPotsdam12.00"unknown116 (D)45 (R)Clarkson UniversityLong exposure telescopes allow for deep sky research.
Stowell PlanetariumPotsdamN/Aunknown116 (D)45 (R)SUNY PotsdamLocated directly on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
SciTech Center of Northern NYWatertownN/Aunknown116 (D)49 (R)(Traveling science program)A year round, hands on museum of science and technology.

Space Companies -- 3 resources

Beta Technologies Aerospace Aerospace Manufacturing $12 million
7 Facebook Plattsburgh Developing a novel vertical electric aircraft, Vermont based with a facility outside of Plattsburgh. 115 (D) 45 (R)
Potsdam Sensors/Telos Air Aerospace Aerospace Support & Development $5 million
11 - 20 Potsdam Develops air quality sensors, including for NASA. 116 (D) 45 (R)
Raytheon Technical Services Space & Defense Aerospace Development & Support $5 million
$10 million

(Site Specific)
20 - 49 Watertown This electrical repair facility is located on the Fort Drum military base and is part of the Raytheon aerospace & defense network. 117 (R) 49 (R)

We currently have zero results in this region for the following: Business Capital and MUREP Groups.