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. Not available!
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
The weather forecasts looks good for tonight (Saturday January 5 2019 at Caledon State Park, King George County). The rain will end, and the grass will probably have some hours to dry before dark. The sky will be clearing, temperatures … Continue reading →
Just a note because December 8 would have been the usual date for a star party. There is no star party scheduled tonight. The forecast is for overcast tonight, so we would not see anything if we did go out … Continue reading →
Despite very cold, blustery conditions, our annual star party at Stratford Hall drew a good crowd. The Milky Way was already bright only an hour after sunset. With our five telescopes, we were able to show views of the variety of … Continue reading →