Venus Viewing, 2018

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Christopher K.
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Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » February 1st, 2018, 3:26 pm

Attempted viewing of Venus will take place on Saturday 24 February from 5pm to 6pm during this year's NanoDays celebration at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The planet will shine at magnitude -3.9 in the . At 5pm it will be twenty-two degrees up, and nine degrees up at 6pm. (Sunset is at 5:59pm.)

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » March 9th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Attempted viewing of Venus will take place this evening from 5:45pm to 6:30pm CST at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The predicted quality of the sky is excellent, so take advantage! Binoculars are recommended.

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » May 10th, 2018, 5:32 pm

The next greatest eastern elongation of Venus will take place on Friday 17 August from 8pm to 9:30pm. HRPO personnel will have equipment set up at the Burbank Soccer Complex across the street from the dog park; all ages are invited and binoculars are encouraged. (This event will pre-empt programs on actual HRPO property for that evening.)

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » July 31st, 2018, 12:28 pm

On Friday 4 August from 10am to 12pm, the Science Academy session "Venus" will ready Cadets for the upcoming elongation. The session is for eight- to twelve-year-olds and cost five per EBRP child and six dollars per other-parish child.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » September 19th, 2018, 11:44 am

Venus reaches greatest brilliancy during this orbit from tomorrow to Saturday; there probably will be a good view of it (weather permitting) at about 7:30pm each evening.

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » October 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm

Tony Phillip's Spaceweather states that now is a good time to look for green flashes on Venus. I don't know too much about this subject, but Phillips has posted an image acquired Saturday night in Rome by Paolo Palma (12" Dobsonian, 76x)...
http://spaceweathergallery.com/full_ima ... 267487.jpg

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