The weather forecast is overcast with a chance of storms tonight (Saturday July 22 2017). Tonight’s star party is cancelled because we won’t be able to see anything. But the program, How To Blow Up A Star, is still on. At Caledon State Park picnic pavillion at 8pm.
Note if we get a thunderstorm the park will cancel the program. I’ll try to give an update if that happens, but that call would be at the last minute.
This year we’re adding a public program feature to our star parties at Caledon. At our next one, Saturday July 22, Glenn Holliday will present How To Blow Up A Star. The program will be in the picnic shelter at … Continue reading →
View the coming solar eclipse safely! RAC has a limited number of solar glasses designed to safely view the eclipse on August 21. Come to our regular meeting on July 19 and get yours!
May 27–The weather forecast for tonight is for rain so the star party at Caledon State Park is cancelled. However, We will go ahead with our new feature program that was scheduled to occur before the star party. Glenn Holliday will present Your Next Home, Your Next Planet–Mars. The program will be in the picnic shelter at 8 p.m. Hope everybody can come out.
Stratford Hall’s Star Party is going to be a big event, with stars Saturday evening and the Sun Sunday morning. RAC will present Your Next Home — Mars before dark Saturday. It looks like Sunday morning will feature an encounter between a Renaissance astronomer (yay heliocentrism!) and a Colonial astronomer (yay telescopes!). Check out the Stratford Hall Flyer for the May 6-7 Star Party. Sunday morning is a for-fee event; Scout groups may camp for a discount fee. Hope everybody can come out.
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