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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: September 4th, 2015, 6:40 pm 
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GLOBE at Night started last night, but the weather so far is (and probably for the next few days will be) marginal at best. HRPO is assisting with a high school light pollution science fair project to be presented in December. Therefore, it is crucial that BRAS members make several measurements during the September, October and November sessions.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: September 7th, 2015, 5:31 pm 
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Out of all the remaining nights for this Cygnus session, the only one with a good forecast is tonight. Try to obtain a measurement sometime between 8:45pm and 12:30am.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: September 8th, 2015, 2:41 pm 
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Last night between 10:41pm and 11:51pm I was able to obtain six SQM measurements in East Baton Rouge Parish...
*N. Flannery immediately south of Shamrock Gardens [ID 13183]
*Hooper Road just west of Blackwater Road [ID 13185]
*Old Hooper Road immediately southeast of the Metropolitan Airport [ID 13187]
*Wimbish Drive between Manchester and Bodo [ID 13188]
*Highway 19 between Baker and Zachary [ID 13189]
*Plank Road between Baker and Zachary [ID 13191]

The "ID" numbers are assigned by GLOBE at Night in the order reports are received. I have reported the data and the dots are now on the GLOBE at Night interactive map...
http://www.globeatnight.org/map/


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: September 10th, 2015, 1:39 pm 
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Tuesday night between 8:59pm and 9:34pm I was able to obtain four more SQM measurements in EBR Parish...
*CORE Clinic near Siegen and I-10 [ID 13217]
*Exchequer less than a block from Industriplex [ID 13218]
*corner of Perkins Road and La Concrete Road [ID 13223]
*Barringer Foreman Road between Highland and Airline [ID 13224]

I have reported this data as well.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: September 30th, 2015, 3:53 pm 
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On 12 September between 11:30pm and midnight I was able to take two more GLOBE at Night measurements...
*near corner of Briarrose and Neal [ID 13413]
*end of YMCA Plaza Drive [ID 13414]

The next GLOBE at Night session is 3 October to 12 October. The constellation to use is Pegasus.

The activity guide for Pegasus:
http://www.globeatnight.org/resources/GaN2015_ActivityGuides_English_N/GaN2015_ActivityGuide_Pegasus.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: October 7th, 2015, 5:19 pm 
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Last night between 9pm and 9:30pm I took two more GLOBE at Night measurements...
*Coursey near Sherwood Forest intersection [ID 13639]
*corner of Lake Lawrence and Lake Sherwood [ID 13640]

I perceived the sky as having a mild haze, but perhaps it was just a haze of photons.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: October 11th, 2015, 7:04 pm 
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The forecast is better for tonight than for tomorrow night. So by all means take any measurements tonight. I'll do so beginning at about 8:30pm or 9pm.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: October 22nd, 2015, 10:06 am 
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On the 10th around 11:15pm I took one measurement...
*corner of Lavey Lane and Highway 19 [ID 13799]

On the 11th between 11:15pm and 12am I took six more measurements...
*near corner of Harding and Charles Avenue [ID 13803]
*entry to cemetery next to Baker Funeral Home [ID 13804]
*shopping center parking lot near Plank-Comite intersection [ID 13805]
*corner of Thomas Road and Sunshine Drive [ID 13808]
*Sunshine Drive near Lavey Lane intersection [ID 13809]
*backyard of 3402 Grant Street [ID 13810]

Finally, on the 12th between 11:30pm and 12am I took three other measurements...
*Church Street near Newell intersection [ID 13858]
*corner of Church Street and 38th [ID 13859]
*corner of Ridgeway and E. Mae [ID 13860]


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: November 5th, 2015, 9:22 pm 
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Tonight about 7:50pm I took one measurement...
*Airline Highway near the Old Jefferson intersection [ID 13799]

The next hour or so may be just fine for any additional measurements. Friday night and Saturday night--probably not. However, Sunday's forecast isn't half bad.


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 Post subject: Re: GLOBE at Night 2015
PostPosted: November 12th, 2015, 5:12 pm 
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Monday night during the BRAS meeting Ben made us aware that there is a "100 Club" for states that have registered at least 100 measurements in a calendar year. This is the 2015 list so far...
Michigan, 1649
Texas, 900
California, 568
Arizona, 493
Colorado, 166
Oregon, 130

Let's see if we can't get Louisiana onto this list. There may be just enough time!

More information:http://www.globeatnight.org/newsletter/#over-100


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