HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 8th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the winter Edge of Night session...
precipitation potential, 5%
sky cover, 93%
relative humidity, 84%
temperature, 21˚C
surface wind, S 14 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). HRPO will close at 7:30pm.

The 8 March 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 9th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 17%
sky cover, 88%
relative humidity, 92%
temperature, 21˚C
surface wind, S 14 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). Tonight's 20OGS operator was to be LSU physics professor Greg Stacy; however, as the rain chance is above ten percent and the shutter opening is manual, the 20OGS will not be used. Attempted viewing will take place on the front pad. HRPO will close at 9:30pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 9 March 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 15th, 2019, 6:00 pm

Tonight's lecture is titled "The Life Cycle of a Star"; the speaker is Merrill Hess. It starts at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 45%
sky cover, 96%
relative humidity, 66%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, N 10 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 LSU physics professor Greg Stacy; however, there will be no telescope viewing and HRPO will close at 9:15pm; if it continues to rain anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 15 February 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 16th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 16%
sky cover, 96%
relative humidity, 72%
temperature, 11˚C
wind chill, 9˚C
surface wind, NE 5 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). Tonight's 20OGS operator was to be BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding; however, as the rain chance is above ten percent and the shutter opening is manual, the 20OGS will not be used. Attempted viewing will take place on the front pad if any open sky is seen. HRPO will close at 9:30pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 16 March 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 16th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Since the beginning of winter, not counting special events such as the Eclipse or Plus Nights (and not counting tonight), HRPO has had to cancel a cumulative total of twenty hours of sky viewing due to a BAD rating.

Therefore, there will be a Contingency Sky Viewing session on Tuesday 19 March from 7:45pm to 9:45pm. As usual, there is no admission fee and the event is for all ages.

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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » March 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:45pm to 9:45pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 0%
relative humidity, 44%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, NE 7 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 "average" (3 out of 5).

There is one predicted visible pass...
*8:39pm = International Space Station (mag -3.9)

The 19 March 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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