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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Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

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.

Sunset is at 7:52pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 68%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, SE 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "average" (3 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

Peat predicts that the HRPO location will see two potential visible passes...
*a Chang Zheng 2C rocket body (Spacetrack #31114), mag 2.5 beginning at 8:47pm
*USA 186, mag 1.2 beginning at 8:54pm
...and eleven Starlinks of magnitude 3.5 and brighter passing from 8:49pm to 9:25pm.
Twilight ends at 9:21pm CDT. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 7 August 2020 rating is...
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Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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, 34%
relative humidity, 72%
temperature, 30˚C
heat index, 34˚C
surface wind, S 4 km/h

Sunset is at 7:51pm CDT. 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 "good" (4 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

Peat predicts that the HRPO location will see two potential visible passes...
*International Space Station, mag -1.7 beginning at 8:30pm
Twilight ends at 9:20pm CDT. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 8 August 2020 rating is...
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Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

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.

Sunset is at 7:46pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 35%
sky cover, 62%
relative humidity, 89%
temperature, 27˚C
heat index, 30˚C
surface wind, SW 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). HRPO personnel will not attempt viewing tonight and the facility will be closed by 9:30pm; if it begins to rain any time after 7:30pm, the facility will close immediately.

The 14 August 2020 rating is...
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Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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, 9%
sky cover, 47%
relative humidity, 77%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 34˚C
surface wind, SW 3 km/h

Sunset is at 7:45pm CDT. 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 "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 9:12pm CDT.

The 15 August 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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.

Sunset is at 7:38pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 15%
sky cover, 42%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 27˚C
surface wind, SE 3 km/h

Twilight ends at 8:49pm CDT.
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 "bad" (1 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

The 21 August 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
HRPO will close at 9:45pm. If it begins to rain any time after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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, 9%
sky cover, 12%
relative humidity, 61%
temperature, 30˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h

Sunset is at 7:37pm CDT. 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 "average" (3 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

Peat predicts the visible passes of at least eight Starlinks (ranging from mag 1.8 to 2.1) passing southwest to northeast from 8:33pm to 8:49pm. The maximum altitude will range from fifty-four to eight-nine degrees.

Twilight ends at 9:03pm CDT. Peat predicts that those at HRPO may see the mysterious space plane X-37B pass overhead at magnitude 1.5 beginning at 9:13pm...
http://www.boeing.com/features/2020/05/ ... ssion.page

The 22 August 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
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HRPO will close at 10pm.

Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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.

Sunset is at 7:31pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 41%
relative humidity, 88%
temperature, 27˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, S 5 km/h

Twilight ends at 8:55pm CDT.

Peat predicts that the HRPO location will see two potential visible passes...
*an Atlas Centaur -D upper stage (Spacetrack #694), mag 1.0 beginning at 9:03pm
According the Peat, this is the first liquid hydrogen rocket to reach orbit.
*Hubble Space Telescope, mag 0.7 beginning at 9:06pm

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 "average" (3 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

The 28 August 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
HRPO will close at 10pm.

Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

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.

Sunset is at 7:29pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 6%
sky cover, 56%
relative humidity, 84%
temperature, 28˚C
heat index, 32˚C
surface wind, S 4 km/h

Twilight ends at 8:53pm CDT.

Peat predicts that the HRPO location will see a potential visible passes...
*Hubble Space Telescope, mag 0.7 beginning at 9:06pm

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 "good" (4 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

The 29 August 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
HRPO will close at 10pm.

Christopher K.
Posts: 5487
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2020

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The second of HRPO's Remote Discussions will occur tonight at 6:30pm. The speaker is BREC Program Aide Jacob Des Roches; the topic is "Aeronautics of World War II".

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.

Sunset is at 7:22pm CDT. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 54%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 34˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h

Twilight ends at 8:45pm CDT.

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 "good" (4 out of 5). The 20OGS and 16OGS domes will be closed to the public until the six-foot rule is abolished.

The 4 September 2020 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
HRPO will close at 10pm.

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