GLOBE at Night 2016

The bane of every astronomer's existence.
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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » May 10th, 2016, 7:17 pm

On the 5th I took my tenth, eleventh and twelfth measurements of 2016...
*Alder Drive near the Crepemyrtle Drive intersection had an SQM of 18.57 [ID 14148]
*South Tiger Bend Road near the Phillips Road intersection had an SQM of 19.08 [ID 14149]
*Commercial Avenue had an SQM of 18.43 [ID 14150]

So far there are thirty-eight reports from Louisiana. This next GLOBE at Night session begins on 29 May.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » June 13th, 2016, 11:52 am

On the 7th I took my thirteenth measurement of 2016...
*Heck Young Road had an SQM of 19.71 [ID 14762]

So far there are thirty-nine reports from Louisiana. Please remember that this year's goal is 200. This is very important as it shows local government officials that the general public is very interested in cutting back on fossil fuel waste, keeping private properties dark (unless the owners want them lit) and preserving the natural sky for all children to come.

The current headline at NOAA is "Milky Way now hidden from a third of humanity"...
http://www.noaa.gov/stories/milky-way-n ... d-humanity

This next GLOBE at Night session begins on 27 June.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » July 7th, 2016, 9:28 pm

Last night from 10:21pm to 11:29pm I took measurements number fourteen through nineteen of 2016...
*the entry to the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center had an SQM of 18.52 [ID 15088]
*Wrenwood just off Jefferson Highway had an SQM of 18.08 [ID 15089]
*Kiowa just off North Airway Drive had an SQM of 18.04 [ID 15090]
*An SQM taken on the side of Mickens Road (not far from Joor Road) read 18.98 [ID 15091]
*the entry to Cohn Arboretum had an SQM of 18.52 [ID 15092]
*the back yard of 3402 Grant Street had an SQM of 19.22 [ID 15093]

So far there are forty-five reports from Louisiana. This next GLOBE at Night session begins on 28 July.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » July 30th, 2016, 5:02 pm

This GLOBE at Night session began Thursday night and lasts through 6 August. So far there are forty-five Louisiana measurements.

On Monday 8 August there will be an extended Light Pollution Committee meeting at the Highland Road Park Observatory, from 7pm to 8:30pm. (A public BRAS meeting does not take place in August.) Drinks and refreshments will be served.

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

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » August 3rd, 2016, 6:35 pm

I know these past two weeks have been absolutely atrocious for skygazing. Looking at the current NOAA forecast 9:30pm to 12:15am seems to be the best time span in the next twenty-four hours. That time span is of marginal sky quality but beggars can't be choosers. If at all possible (?) please take one or two GLOBE at Night measurements.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » August 25th, 2016, 4:44 pm

Tonight is the first period for this round of GLOBE at Night measurements. Those using unaided eyes will look at the constellation Cygnus. Those using an SQM will of course just point up and click. The best time tonight will be about 10:15pm to midnight.

I don't need to remind everyone that Louisiana has only forty-five measurements for 2016. That's much lower than our whole-year goal of 200. Please take a measurement!
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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » September 1st, 2016, 2:50 pm

Please take time either tonight or tomorrow night to take at least one measurement. The constellation to use is Cygnus. The reporting function is very user-friendly.

How to find Cygnus:
http://www.globeatnight.org/finding/cygnus

The reporting page:
http://www.globeatnight.org/webapp/

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » October 22nd, 2016, 2:00 pm

The latest GLOBE at Night session began last night. Please take the opportunity during this wonderful night of low humidity and no clouds to take a measurement.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » November 21st, 2016, 5:03 pm

The current GLOBE at Night session lasts until the 30th, but tonight might be one of the better nights. The observing time lasts from 6:30pm to midnight CST, and that entire time the relative humidity is forecast by NASA to remain under seventy-five percent.

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Re: GLOBE at Night 2016

Post by Christopher K. » November 22nd, 2016, 6:53 pm

On 28 September from 9:49pm to 10:11pm I took measurements number twenty through twenty-three of 2016...
*River Road northwest of Laberge Casino had an SQM of 18.83 [ID 16892]
*River Road immediately west of Ben Hur had an SQM of 18.96 [ID 16891]
*the entrance to Farr Equestrian Center had an SQM of 18.79 [ID 16893]
*An SQM taken at the entrance to Robert E. Lee High School read 17.01 [ID 16894]

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