GLOBE at Night 2018

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Christopher K.
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GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » December 30th, 2017, 2:09 pm

During 2018 the GLOBE at Night measurement sessions are...
6 January to 15 January / 5 February to 14 February [Orion]
8 March to 17 March [Orion or Leo]
6 April to 15 April [Leo]
5 May to 14 May [Botes]
4 June to 13 June / 4 July to 13 July [Hercules]
2 August to 11 August / 1 September to 10 September [Cygnus]
1 October to 10 October [Pegasus]
30 October to 8 November / 29 November to 8 December [Perseus]

These dates are also posted at...
http://www.globeatnight.org/5-steps.php#dates

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » March 12th, 2018, 4:36 pm

The current GLOBE at Night session lasts until the 17th. If I read the instructions correctly, there is a choice of constellation this time--Orion or Leo. The forecast is good through Wednesday night; take the opportunity to collect data.

The Leo guide:
https://www.globeatnight.org/resources/ ... nglish.pdf

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » May 14th, 2018, 8:12 am

This is the last night of the current GaN session; the constellation to be viewed is Boötes. There have been sixty-four reported observations in Louisiana so far this year. Below is the NOAA forecast for 10pm tonight...
precipitation potential, 17%
sky cover, 21%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 25˚C
surface wind, N 3 km/h

Danko lists the transparency for that time as "average" (3 out of 5) and the seeing as "good" (4 out of 5).

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » June 20th, 2018, 12:23 pm

The next GLOBE at Night session will be Independence Day to 13 July. The constellation is Hercules still. Some Young Astronaut Clubs may be participating in GLOBE at Night come the new school year--it will be much-needed help.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » July 31st, 2018, 1:07 pm

The next GLOBE at Night session will run from 2 August to 11 August. The target constellation will be Cygnus. So far (as of this posting) there have been a paltry eleven measurements taken in Louisiana.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2018

Post by Christopher K. » October 17th, 2018, 5:17 pm

The next GLOBE at Night session will run from 29 October to 8 November. (The constellation Perseus should be used.) Now, this is very close to the second annual Natural Sky Conference, which will be on 9 November at HRPO. It would be good if concerned skygazers produced a measurement during this session and then networked at the NSC to find out about other measurements firsthand.

The Perseus guide:
https://www.globeatnight.org/resources/ ... nglish.pdf

About the 2018 Natural Sky Conference:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special.html

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