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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2018, 5:16 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 88%
sky cover, 97%
relative humidity, 86%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, SE 13 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS member Marvin Owen. However, all Plus Night activities are cancelled and HRPO will not open tonight.

The 3 February 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

HRPO next planned public offerings are...
*Wed 7 February, 6:15pm to 7pm = Light Pollution Committee Meeting
*Fri 9 February, 7:30pm to 8:30pm = The Final Iridium Flares
*Fri 9 February, 8:30pm to 10pm = Evening Sky Viewing


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PostPosted: February 9th, 2018, 6:38 pm 
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The presentation "The Final Iridium Flares" will take place at 7:30pm tonight.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 30%
sky cover, 79%
relative humidity, 100%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, E 8 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 "average" (2 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS member and asteroid discoverer Merrill Hess. However, there will be no viewing. HRPO will close at 9:30pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 8:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 9 February 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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PostPosted: February 10th, 2018, 5:42 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 78%
sky cover, 91%
relative humidity, 100%
temperature, 18˚C
surface wind, S 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 was to be BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding. However, viewing is cancelled and HRPO will not open tonight.

The 10 February 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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PostPosted: February 16th, 2018, 6:55 pm 
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The presentation "Protecting the Power Grid" will take place at 7:30pm tonight.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 20%
sky cover, 76%
relative humidity, 94%
temperature, 19˚C
surface wind, SW 8 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 "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS member Peter Lazar. However, the 20OGS will not be in operation. 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.

HRPO will not assign a Rating to tonight's sky viewing time due to disparate data.


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2018, 5:37 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 21%
sky cover, 78%
relative humidity, 84%
temperature, 21˚C
surface wind, SW 10 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 "poor" (2 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be LSU physics professor Rob Hynes. However, the 20OGS will not be in use. Viewing will be attempted on the front viewing pad and HRPO will close at 9:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

The 17 February 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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