Weather forecasts predict partly cloudy tonight (Saturday November 11, if you read this after tonight). We’re on at Caledon State Park.
That’s good enough to hope for some good views.
We’ll present the program “Red, White, and Blue Stars” in the picnic pavilion at sunset, which is 5:15 tonight. Viewing on the front field (adjacent to the picnic pavilion) as soon as it’s dark enough.
Dress for cold temperatures. The overnight low will be below freezing. No significant winds to make you even colder, but there will be some light breeze.
Uranus is at its brightest and near its highest tonight.
Come out early for Saturday’s star party at Caledon for our program on Red, White, and Blue stars at 5:15pm, before the star party starts. I’ll be showing the best images I could find of stars in an array of hues. I’ll also answer that always-popular musical question, why don’t I see any green stars? At the picnic pavilion, which is adjacent to our usual viewing field, at the front of Caledon State Park. See you there.
The latest issue of the StarGazer offers an informal journal of RAClub member experiences observing the Great Solar Eclipse of August 2017. It records the impressions and photos of members who observed it in a variety of locations–most in the path of totality and few in the Fredericksburg area. Although we all watched the same event, each person had his/her own personal context. And for some who saw it for the first time, it was impetus to begin thinking about how to get to the viewing area for the next one in 2024. Click the newspaper icon on the right of this page to read all about it!