View the solar eclipse safely! From 1 to 4 pm on Monday, August 21, RAC member David Abbou, in conjunction with the Porter LIbrary, will present an eclipse viewing event for the public. He will have a limited number of solar glasses designed to safely view the eclipse. David will also provide views of the eclipse through his solar-filter-protected telescope. The library is located at 2001 Parkway Boulevard in Stafford.
This issue marks the 6th anniversary of the new StarGazer. This issue contains lots of useful info on the solar eclipse coming up in August. There’s also a report on the Almost Heaven Star Party (Spruce Knob, WV) and a guide to the most popular observatories in southern Arizona. A new feature is RAC News Briefs…short announcements of what’s new in the club. Continuing features include astronomy math, descriptions of meeting presentations for the last quarter, and the Picture of the Quarter. Click the “newspaper” icon to the right.
The weather forecast is overcast with a chance of storms tonight (Saturday July 22 2017). Tonight’s star party is cancelled because we won’t be able to see anything. But the program, How To Blow Up A Star, is still on. At Caledon State Park picnic pavillion at 8pm.
Note if we get a thunderstorm the park will cancel the program. I’ll try to give an update if that happens, but that call would be at the last minute.
This year we’re adding a public program feature to our star parties at Caledon. At our next one, Saturday July 22, Glenn Holliday will present How To Blow Up A Star. The program will be in the picnic shelter at … Continue reading →
View the coming solar eclipse safely! RAC has a limited number of solar glasses designed to safely view the eclipse on August 21. Come to our regular meeting on July 19 and get yours!
May 27–The weather forecast for tonight is for rain so the star party at Caledon State Park is cancelled. However, We will go ahead with our new feature program that was scheduled to occur before the star party. Glenn Holliday will present Your Next Home, Your Next Planet–Mars. The program will be in the picnic shelter at 8 p.m. Hope everybody can come out.