Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Forum

It is currently November 24th, 2017, 1:28 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: August 26th, 2014, 8:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I have already registered for this party! It should be fun, especially since it lasts one night longer than usual.

This year's DSGSG runs from the nights of 21 October to 25 October. Even though the link below says the 22nd, Barry told us during the last BRAS meeting that it actually begins the 21st.

More information:
http://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 7:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
This should be a nice year; the temperature won't be freezing, and the humidity stays below eighty percent most of every night. Here are the current NOAA forecasts for 11pm each night of the StarGaze...

21 October
sky cover, 16%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, NE 3 km/h


22 October
sky cover, 5%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 64%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, NE 0 km/h


23 October
sky cover, 8%
precipitation potential, 4%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h


24 October
sky cover, 11%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, N 2 km/h


25 October
sky cover, 11%
precipitation potential, 1%
relative humidity, 70%
temperature, 14˚C
surface wind, N 2 km/h


I'm planning on going out two of those five nights.

For more technical information and rules, please look at "3 weeks to the 32nd Annual Deep South Regional StarGaze" thread created by Barry Simon.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: October 23rd, 2014, 11:51 am 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I made a quick stop at the DSRSG yesterday. I had forgotten how beautiful it was out at the Feliciana Retreat Center. I arrived at about 5:30pm and stayed until about 9:15pm.

I attempted to view the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) but didn't have enough aperture--I only brought a binoc and an AstroScan. Still, it was fun to see Craig, Briar, Forrest and Barry Simon. I understand I just missed Cathy G., who had left about 4pm.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: July 13th, 2015, 4:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
There was some talk of the DSRGS this coming fall having a slightly different schedule, or even location. I suppose when Barry finds out he'll transmit the information to everyone.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group