It looks like it will be a beautiful evening for tonight’s Star Party at Caledon State Park. I hope to see many telescopes there tonight. The temperature is forecast to be in the 40s and upper 30s, so dress warmly. Sunset …Continue reading →
This quarter’s newsletter begins with an article about the recently discovered asteroid orbiting the Sun. It is the first one identified that orbits inside the orbit of Venus. We also have articles on understanding how much magnification you actually get from your Barlow, and a “diary” recording the shakeout and testing of a beautiful old VernonScope donated to the club. As usual, we have a report on recent club events and Jerry Hubbell’s quarterly Moon article, along with our other continuing features. Just click the newspaper icon at the upper right of this page to access the pdf.
Let’s come out and see if Betelgeuse blows up for us tonight!
This is one of those frustrating mornings when several different weather forecasts that I check to disagree with each other. All agree the sky will be half cloudy, half clear at sunset. Some predict the clouds will increase through the night, but some predict the sky will be 100% clear by 8pm. Continue reading →
It’s a beautiful day this morning, but all the forecasts say it will rain by sunset. And even if it doesn’t rain, the sky is predicted to be completely overcast. Sorry, but we won’t be able to observe anything tonight. …Continue reading →
This quarter’s newsletter begins with an article by Lauren Lennon introducing us to the ancient Native American observatory in Newark, Ohio–a remarkable site probably more familiar to archaeologists than to astronomers. We also have articles on the transformation of the Mark Slade Remote Observatory to a nonprofit, reports on recent club events, and Jerry Hubbell’s quarterly Moon article, along with our other continuing features. Just click the newspaper icon at the upper right of this page to read all about it!