HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

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The following restrictions will apply for all patrons until further notice…
*All people who are not part of the same household must stay at least six feet apart from one another.
*Only thirty (30) patrons are allowed on site at any one time.
*Only twelve (12) patrons are allowed inside the main floor at any one time.
*No patron will be allowed inside the main floor unless he/she agrees to a temperature scan and wears a mask.
*Only one (1) patron will be allowed inside each bathroom at any one time.
*There is a strict time limit of thirty minutes for each patron’s visit.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 12%
sky cover, 62%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 30˚C
heat index, 35˚C
surface wind, SW 3 km/h

Sunset is at 7:57pm CDT. 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 "good" (4 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished. Twilight ends at 9:28pm CDT.

The 1 August 2020 rating is...

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