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.
The May issue of the StarGazer is now available for your reading pleasure. Just click the newspaper icon in the right column of this page. You’ll be able to read a short piece on Stephen Hawking, a discussion of the effect of LED street lighting on your ability to block light pollution, a U. of North Carolina online course that lets you use telescopes around the world, as well as a number of our recurring features. Enjoy!
Our star party is ON tonight (Saturday April 14 2018) at Caledon State Park. We’re presenting the program “Strange Visitor From Another Star” at 7:30pm in the picnic shelter. It’s about ‘Oumuamua, the first-ever object from intersteller space that we’ve …Continue reading →
Thanks to everybody who came out to Caledon on March 17 for our star party. We had a beautiful clear sky as it got dark, which only lasted an hour. Of course, after we gave up, packed up, and went …Continue reading →