This quarter’s newsletter leads off with an article by Jerry Hubbell on the Apollo 11 landing on its 50th anniversary. Other features include an article by Lauren Lennon on Asteroid 2019OK, which passed us just a few days ago, a product review by Glenn Faini on a new zoom lens, and David Abbou’s story on his participation in NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program. Just click the newspaper icon at the upper right to read all about it!
Come on out tonight for a warm weather star party. The sky will be mostly clear. Temperatures will be in the 70s. Dew point will be in the 60s, so dew will not be a problem. Sunset is at 8:24 PM. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:12 PM, so there will be some light in the sky and dim stars will not be visible till later tonight. The moon will be below the horizon.
This is one of those frustrating mornings when the weather forecasts for tonight’s scheduled star party at Caledon are all over the place. It will certainly be partly cloudy, with a small chance of rain and thunderstorms. National Weather Service … Continue reading →
A total eclipse of the Sun in the Southern Hemisphere will occur on July 2nd. Live coverage, beginning at 4 pm, will be provided the Exploratorium Eclipse Group from Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile. Visit https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse for more information about … Continue reading →
The draft revised RAC Bylaws approved by the RAC Executive Council are now available (here – that is now an old draft so I have removed the now-dead link. Bylaws were approved at our July meeting.) for all members to … Continue reading →
Once again, Marty Kunz of Astronomy.FM has invited Jerry Hubbell onto to his program, Space Pirate Radio, at 9 p m, Wednesday, June 12. This will be the 5th or 6th time he has been on his program. They will … Continue reading →