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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 4:37 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 19%
sky cover, 73%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, SE 11 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding; the 20OGS will be utilized but the dropout will not be lowered. If it does not rain HRPO will remain open until 9:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

The 15 April 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 8:08 pm 
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It has been raining at HRPO. The facility is now closed.


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PostPosted: April 21st, 2017, 5:39 pm 
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The presentation "Wonders of the Spring Sky" will take place at 7:30pm tonight; the speaker is BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 5%
sky cover, 33%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, S 10 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs.

Debris from a Chang Zheng 3BE rocket is predicted to make a magnitude 1.9 visible pass beginning at 9:18pm. HRPO will remain open until 10pm.

The 21 April 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: April 22nd, 2017, 4:47 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 46%
sky cover, 88%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 25˚C
surface wind, W 11 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs. However, there will be no viewing and HRPO will close at 8:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

The 22 April 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: April 26th, 2017, 10:19 am 
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Due to preparations for the eleventh annual International Astronomy Day, HRPO will be closed Friday 28 April.

HRPO will be open on Saturday 29 April from 3pm to 11pm. Weather permitting, telescope viewing will take place for the duration.


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PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for our International Astronomy Day time of 3pm to 11pm...
precipitation potential, 24%
sky cover, 75%
relative humidity, 64%
temperature, 29˚C
surface wind, SE 40 km/h


We cannot inflate the inflatables due to a NOAA Wind Advisory.

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5).

This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS member Marvin Owen. However, there will be no viewing with the 20OGS; BRAS volunteers will operate their own telescopes if they are comfortable doing that.

The 29 April 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: May 5th, 2017, 5:40 pm 
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The presentation "Moon Watching" will take place at 7:30pm tonight.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 57%
temperature, 19˚C
surface wind, NW 10 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BRAS member and asteroid discoverer Merrill Hess.

At Atlas Centaur rocket body is predicted to make a magnitude 1.6 visible pass beginning at 8:43pm. HRPO will remain open until 10pm.

The 5 May 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: May 6th, 2017, 4:44 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 6%
relative humidity, 52%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, SW 9 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "transparent" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs.

Three rocket bodies are predicted to make visible passes: the Aureole 2 rocket (brightening to mag 1.9 at 8:41pm), the Resurs 01 rocket (brightening to mag 1.7 at 8:41pm) and an Atlas-Centaur rocket (brightening to mag 1.4 at 8:52pm). The Moon and Jupiter will be in a moderate conjunction best seen after 9:15pm. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is underway; lucky visitors present after 9pm may see three to five streaks.

HRPO will remain open until 10pm.

The 6 May 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: May 12th, 2017, 4:44 pm 
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Due to a power outage, the Highland Road Park Observatory is closed tonight. The scheduled lecture "Constellation Learning" will be moved to 2 June.


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PostPosted: May 13th, 2017, 4:51 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 23%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, N 7 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is LSU Physics Professor Greg Stacy. In addition to sky viewing, there will be also several physical science demonstrations.

The Falcon 9 rocket body is predicted to make a magnitude 0.7 visible pass beginning at 9:08pm; The Lacrosse 5 rocket is predicted to make a magnitude 1.4 visible pass beginning at 9:13pm. HRPO will remain open until 10pm.

The 13 May 2017 rating is...
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