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 … Continue reading →
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, … 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 →
Stratford Hall has cancelled the planned star party with Rappahannock Astronomy Club on Saturday 16 November. Our next star party will be 23 November at Caledon.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!
Tonight’s planned star party, Friday October 25 2019 at Caledon, is cancelled. All the weather forecasts say mostly overcast tonight. I expect we won’t be able to see anything through the clouds. I’ll see you in November. We usually have … Continue reading →