Owing to the approaching hurricane, the first MSRO training session will NOT be held on September 15 but rather will now be on September 29. Please see the August 4 post below for additional details about the training.
Tonight is forecast to be overcast, and maybe rainy. We won’t be able to see anything in the sky, so sorry, no star party tonight (Saturday September 8). Hope to see you at October’s star party!
Please refer to the August 4 post below. Note that the training session scheduled for September 1 has been cancelled because the library will be closed. The first session will now be held September 15, and the second session will be on September 29. All other details remain the same. If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected]
The July issue of the StarGazer is now available. Just click the newspaper icon in the right column of this page. Read about the array of “recipes” for how our Moon was formed, the Martian dust storms and our recurring features. It’s a fun read with lots of variety!
After being clouded out several times, the weather looks good for tonight’s star party. Come on out to Caledon tonight! Saturday July 7 2018. Program at 8:30: How to See Nothing. It’s about how can we actually look at a … Continue reading →
August 4, 2018, 10 am to noon: The MSRO Commission is sponsoring a get-together at the Wilderness Branch of the Orange County Library at 6421 Flat Run Road in Locust Grove, VA, to introduce the launch of the MSRO Training Program. The MSRO is an advanced, state-of-the-art small telescope observatory that can be remotely operated over the Internet from your home computer.
The program is free to current members of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club (RAC) (RAClub.org) and to new members who join to take advantage of this training opportunity. The meet-and-greet will allow prospective students to find out more about the training, which will start on Saturday, September 1. The training will be given by MSRO Director, Dr. Myron Wasiuta, and MSRO Assistant Director, Jerry Hubbell, and will consist of two Saturday sessions, each lasting 5 hours, including a lunch break.
For more info about the program, see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rac_group/conversations/messages/5713 For info about the observatory, visit the RAC website at RAClub.org/MSRO.To find out how to join RAC, visit https://www.raclub.org/join/.
If you plan to attend and/or have questions, please email [email protected]