2020 Lunar Halloween Party

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Christopher K.
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2020 Lunar Halloween Party

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All things Moon will be celebrated on this Halloween night at the Highland Road Park Observatory from 7pm to 11pm. There will be no admission fee. Some activities and subject matters may not be suitable for children under six years of age. Drinks and refreshments will be available if virus shutdown policies allow.

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: 2020 Lunar Halloween Party

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Telescope viewing will begin right at seven, as the sky will be dark enough for Jupiter, which is currently brighter than magnitude -2. Saturn and the Full Moon quickly follow; the Moon will be three degrees above the horizon at seven.

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: 2020 Lunar Halloween Party

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hase Three restrictions are still being imposed on HRPO...
*All people who are not part of the same household must stay at least six feet apart from one another.
*Only fifty (50) patrons are allowed on site at any one time.
*Only twelve (12) patrons are allowed inside the main floor at any one time.
*No patron will be allowed inside the main floor unless he/she agrees to a temperature scan and wears a mask.
*Only one (1) patron will be allowed inside each bathroom at any one time.
*There is a strict time limit of thirty minutes for each patron’s visit.

Sunset is at 6:17pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned event time of 7pm to 11pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 12%
relative humidity, 81%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, SE 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

Twilight ends at 7:39pm CDT.

The 31 October 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

HRPO closes at 11pm.

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