2019 International Astronomy Day

About the B.R.A.S. itself, or any topics that don't fit in the other forums.
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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 9th, 2019, 12:22 pm

The chess set will be out, and Knightmare Chess cards will be available for acquisition. HRPO only has Six, Seven, Nine and Ten-Level cards at this time. Hopefully, the selection pile can be replenished soon, as they have become very popular.

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 10th, 2019, 11:41 am

The first eighty-five kids to arrive will receive a commemorative full-sized International Astronomy Day poster. Its highly unlikely any more will be printed, so don't miss out!

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 10th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Below is the current NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 3pm to 11pm tomorrow...
precipitation potential, 67%
sky cover, 88%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 28˚C
surface wind, S 12 km/h


The 11 May 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 11th, 2019, 11:27 am

At this time, the NOAA Hazardous Weather Outlook for the HRPO area calls for potential “frequent lightning” and “gusty winds” and possible “severe” storms. Additionally, there is a Flood Watch. International Astronomy Day this year will be an indoor-only event from 7pm to 11pm

Below is the current NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 7pm to 11pm tomorrow...
precipitation potential, 62%
sky cover, 97%
relative humidity, 91%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, S 10 km/h

The 11 May 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 11th, 2019, 2:44 pm

A majority of the exhibitors have canceled due to safety or logistic concerns. The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will be here at 7:15. The comet exercise will take place at 7:30.

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm

There is a Flash Flood Warning issued by NOAA until 7:15pm. HRPO will not be open to the public until 7:15pm.

The Warning:
https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx. ... NdMCY5KjIU

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Re: 2019 International Astronomy Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 11th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 7pm to 11pm tomorrow...
precipitation potential, 80%
sky cover, 99%
relative humidity, 86%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, S 11 km/h


The 11 May 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

For most other events, HRPO closes for a rain chance this high. Due to IAD's high profile and the staff's requirement to draw winning raffle tickets at 10:30pm, HRPO will remain open until 10:30pm.

Most IAD specific activities have been canceled.

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