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PostPosted: August 4th, 2017, 5:56 pm 
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The presentation "Great Martian Opposition" will take place at 7:30pm tonight.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 21%
sky cover, 67%
relative humidity, 89%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 27˚C
surface wind, S 6 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 "good" (4 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS Outreach Chairman Ben Toman. However, the 20OGS will remain closed and viewing will be attempted at the front viewing pad. HRPO will close at 9:45pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 8:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

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PostPosted: August 5th, 2017, 5:31 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10:30pm...
precipitation potential, 22%
sky cover, 70%
relative humidity, 76%
temperature, 28˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, S 9 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 "good" (4 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be LSU physics professor Rob Hynes. However, the 20OGS will remain closed and viewing will be attempted at the front viewing pad. HRPO will close at 10pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 8:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

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PostPosted: August 11th, 2017, 7:05 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 10pm to 2am...
precipitation potential, 21%
sky cover, 58%
relative humidity, 95%
temperature, 26˚C
surface wind, SW 4 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 "excellent" (5 out of 5). The 20OGS will remain closed and telescope viewing will be attempted at the front pad until midnight. HRPO will close at 1am; if it begins to rain anytime after 10pm HRPO will close immediately.

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PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 5:33 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 22%
sky cover, 66%
relative humidity, 85%
temperature, 28˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, W 5 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 "good" (4 out of 5). Tonight's operator was to be BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding. However, the 20OGS will remain closed and telescope viewing will be attempted at the front pad. HRPO will close at 9:30pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

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PostPosted: August 18th, 2017, 5:54 pm 
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The presentation "The Brushy Creek Crater" will take place at 7:30pm tonight. The speaker is Paul Heinrich of the Louisiana Geological Survey...
http://www.lsu.edu/lgs/personnel/heinrich-paul.php

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 17%
sky cover, 35%
relative humidity, 75%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 35˚C
surface wind, SW 3 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "below average" (2 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "excellent" (5 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BREC Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs. The 20OGS's dropout will not be lowered and HRPO will close at 9:45pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 8:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

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