Be sure to check out the new newsletter (click the “newspaper” icon at right) to read the feature on our members’ experiences searching for, finding, and photographing Comet NEOWISE. The Image of the Month above is just a sample of our success. The issue also includes the usual recurring items, an article on the early success of the Solar Orbiter, and the latest on the continuing saga of the Yerkes Observatory.
Tonight’s weather forecast is for partly to mostly clear skies with a 10% chance of rain after 8 o’clock DST. Since this could be the last opportunity for people to see Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), tonight’s Members Only Star Party is … Continue reading →
Clouds, rain, and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day and evening. The June Star Party was for RAC members only due to COVID-19 restrictions, so I’m not sure it is really necessary to post a formal cancellation notice, but here … Continue reading →
RAC will begin holding its regularly scheduled monthly Star Parties at Caledon State Park on June 20. However, we must adhere to the following restrictions until they are rescinded. The 10 person limit is still being enforced, so Star Parties … Continue reading →
The latest newsletter is now available. Just click the newspaper icon on this page. Our restricted lifestyle these days has allowed us to learn some new things and then write about them. This issue includes articles by Myron Wasiuta and Scott Busby on their work on the Atlas comet and globular clusters, respectively. Ron Henke tells about his latest gadget, StarSense Autoalign, and Bart and Linda Billard have written about images of black holes, a new instrument at the telescope complex in Hawaii, and the new planetarium at UVA. Enjoy!
RAC is now making its monthly business meetings available via Zoom Video Conferencing. RAC’s Executive Council successfully held the March meeting via Zoom and decided to make future meetings available to RAC members and the public via Zoom. Owing to … Continue reading →