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PostPosted: November 10th, 2017, 2:48 pm 
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The last Edge of Night event for 2017 takes place today. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 4:45pm to 6:45pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 0%
relative humidity, 54%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, NE 8 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "transparent" (5 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "good" (4 out of 5). Viewing will take place with unaided eyes and binoculars. We ask that all who participate consider bringing one dollar for this year's Donation Drive, which ends on Saturday the 18th. HRPO will close immediately after the Edge of Night event.

The 11 November 2017 rating is...
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The Edge of Night...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/edge.html


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 7:11 pm 
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HRPO will have its main floor set up for patrons by 7pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 25%
relative humidity, 87%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, E 8 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BREC Nighttime Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs. However, the 20OGS' operating computer is currently being serviced by LSU; the 16OGS shutter is currently being serviced by BREC. Viewing will take place with a portable telescope. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 11 November 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 4:23 pm 
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The first annual Natural Sky Conference takes place this evening. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 5:30pm to 8:30pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 17%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 22˚C
surface wind, S 11 km/h

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

The Cosmos 2278 rocket is predicted to make a magnitude 2.2 pass beginning at 5:56pm. The ALOS satellite is predicted to make a magnitude 2.1 pass beginning at 6:32pm. The Iridium 64 satellite is predicted to flare to magnitude -0.3 at 6:38pm. HRPO personnel ask that all who visit this evening consider bringing one dollar for this year's Donation Drive, which ends tomorrow night. HRPO will close immediately after the Natural Sky Conference.

The 17 November 2017 rating is...
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Natural Sky Conference:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special2.html

HRPO Donation Drive:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/drive.html


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PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 5:21 pm 
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HRPO will have its main floor set up for patrons by 7pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 35%
sky cover, 65%
relative humidity, 80%
temperature, 19˚C
surface wind, NW 22 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 "bad". This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BREC Nighttime Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs. However, there will be no viewing. However, as tonight is a Plus Night, there will still be several physical science demonstrations on the main floor. Additionally, the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will be transmitting in association with a special contact award; all patrons are encouraged to practice Morse code with the BRARC members. HRPO will close at 9:15pm.

The 11 November 2017 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
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