The weather forecasts are good enough to go ahead with tonight’s star party at Caledon State Park. There will likely be some clouds in the sky, but forecasts say we will have some clear sky some of the time. I …Continue reading →
All forecasts are for clear, dry skies tonight. Our star party at Caledon State Park is ON. The temperature will stay above freezing, but just barely. Dress in layers to stay warm. We won’t be moving around, so when you …Continue reading →
February 1–Browse our fresh new RAClub newsletter, posted today. It features a variety of articles on current club activities, progress on NASA’s InSight and New Horizons projects, and items from a number of our frequent contributors. Be sure to check out the picture of the quarter–Myron Wasiuta’s extreme closeup of the Apollo 15 landing site and the surrounding Moonscape.
RAC member Jerry Hubbell, VP of Engineering, and Scott Roberts, President of Explore Scientific, will be interviewed on astronomy,fm by Marty Kunz this evening at 9 pm EST. Scott will talk about some of Explore Scientific’s new product offerings, and Jerry will describe how the company’s products are tested at RAC’s MSRO. To tune in, click here.
Astronomers often get new astronomy equipment, supplies, or other nice stuff around Christmas. Do you have something new that you don’t quite know how to use yet? Our January club meeting is traditionally a time to bring your questions to others who may have the answers. Or if you just want to show us how cool something is, that’s also a good topic.
Note that we don’t have a large meeting room, so you won’t have enough space to set up a new telescope – unless it’s a little one. But feel free to bring them to our next star party. The meeting is Wednesday January 16 at CRRL Headquarters library in Fredericksburg at 7pm. — Glenn