Our August 2016 calendar looks sparse because we have our annual club picnic instead of a public club meeting and a public star party. The club buys the food, so this event is for members. Members will see details on our email list.
This week and early next, the nearly full Moon will make deep-sky viewing nearly impossible, but Mars will be untouched, as will that other category of stellar gems, double stars. Neither is affected much by moonlight, so bring it on.
I’m enjoying doing some astronomy as our pre-telescope ancestors did it and visiting with lots of people at the Virginia Renaissance Faire.There’s one weekend left of the Faire (June 4-5). Drop by and I’ll show you something of how astronomy … Continue reading →
Thanks to all who came out to Caledon last night. We had many guests braving a cold and windy night, but we got the first clear sky we’ve had in months.Continue reading →
March 8, 2016–Courtesy of the Exploratorium in San Francisco, you can watch the solar eclipse in Micronesia on a webcast and/or a telescope view. It will begin at 8 pm ET tonight and end at about 1 am tomorrow morning. The URL to access the webcast and the telescope view is: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse?utm_source=Micronesia+Solar+Eclipse&utm_campaign=Micronesia+Solar+Eclipse&utm_medium=email