HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will open at 6:45pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned Plus Night event time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 43%
temperature, 6˚C
wind chill, 3˚C
surface wind, N 10 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 "bad" (1 out of 5).

Peat predicts five visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*a Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (Spacetrack #29507), magnitude 1.5 beginning at 7:12pm
*a Chang Zheng 2C rocket body (Spacetrack #43173), magnitude 1.6 beginning at 7:15pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket body (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 2.4 beginning at 7:15pm
*a GPS 2-04 rocket piece, magnitude 2.2 beginning at 7:39pm
*an Atlas IIA rocket body (Spacetrack #26389), magnitude 2.2 beginning at 7:45pm
HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 12 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Tonight's lecture is "Journeys to the Moon". The front gate and main building will be open at 7:15pm, and the talk begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 7%
relative humidity, 70%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, NW 11 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 "poor" (2 out of 5).

Peat predicts four visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*OBJECT-B (probably an H-IIA 202), magnitude 0.4 beginning at 8:36pm
*Cosmos 2082 rocket, magnitude 2.1 beginning at 8:42pm
*H-IIA 2022 rocket (Spacetrack #28932), magnitude 2.4 beginning at 8:45pm
*Hubble Space Telescope, magnitude 2.4 beginning at 9:

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 18 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will open at 7:15pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 6%
relative humidity, 49%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, N 10 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 "poor" (2 out of 5).

Peat predicts five visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*the Okean O rocket, magnitude 1.6 beginning at 7:40pm
*a Chang Zheng 2C rocket body (Spacetrack #43173), magnitude 0.7 beginning at 7:55pm
*a Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (Spacetrack #29507), magnitude 1.4 beginning at 8:09pm
*the Cosmos 2082 rocket, magnitude 2.2 beginning at 8:27pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket body (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 2.1 beginning at 8:29pm
*the Cosmos 389 rocket, magnitude 2.3 beginning at 8:32pm
*Hubble Space Telescope, magnitude 1.6 beginning at 9:06pm
HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 19 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Tonight's lecture is "The X-Planes"; the speaker is BREC Program Aide James DeOliveira. The front gate and main building will be open at 7:15pm, and the talk begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 58%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, N 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 "average" (3 out of 5). The 20OGS operator will be BREC Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs.

Peat predicts two visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*OBJECT-B (probably an H-IIA 202), magnitude 0.4 beginning at 8:35pm
*Lacrosse 5, magnitude 2.1 beginning at 9:22pm
Also, for those who bring binoculars, Peat predicts nine STARLINKs moving through the sky from 8:31pm to 9:02pm at magnitudes of 3.5 and 3.4. They will be heading mostly from the west to the east, peaking in the southeast. Binocular users should scan eighty-five to eighty-nine degrees altitude to increase the chance of spotting many of these STARLINKs.

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 25 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will open at 7:15pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 4%
relative humidity, 50%
temperature, 20˚C
surface wind, SW 10 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5).

Peat predicts an astonishing twelve visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*Hubble Space Telescope, magnitude 1.3 beginning at 7:45pm
*debris of a Briz-M vehicle (Spacetrack #28661), magnitude 1.5 beginning at 7:52pm
*the Cosmos 1980 rocket, magnitude 2.5 beginning at 7:54pm
*a Falcon 9 rocket (Spacetrack #43563), magnitude 2.4 beginning at 8:00pm
*a Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (Spacetrack #29507), magnitude 1.3 beginning at 8:06pm
*the Lacrosse 4 rocket, magnitude 2.5 beginning at 8:06pm
*an Atlas IIA rocket body (Spacetrack #26389), magnitude 2.5 beginning at 8:14pm
*the SJ 16-02, magnitude 1.4 beginning at 8:17pm
*Lacrosse 5, magnitude 1.8 beginning at 8:29pm
*Starlink 1501, magnitude 2.5 beginning at 8:31pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket body (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 2.0 beginning at 8:43pm
*an Atlas IIAS rocket body (Spacetrack #28096), magnitude 2.5 beginning at 9:17pm

HRPO will close at 10pm. The 26 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Tonight's lecture is "Titanic--110 Years Later"; the speaker is BREC Education Program Specialist Amy Northrop. The front gate and main building will be open at 7:10pm, and the talk begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 28%
relative humidity, 60%
temperature, 18˚C
surface wind, E 6 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). The 20OGS operator will be LSU Professor Rob Hynes.

Peat predicts four visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*OBJECT-B (probably an H-IIA 202), magnitude 0.5 beginning at 8:32pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket body (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 2.0 beginning at 8:41pm
*the Lacrosse 5 rocket, magnitude 1.9 beginning at 8:43pm
*an H-IIA 2024 rocket body (Spacetrack #27518), magnitude 1.3 beginning at 9:00pm
*the Cosmos 2360 rocket, magnitude 2.4 beginning at 9:18pm

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 1 April 2022 rating is...
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GOOD
FAIR
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Christopher K.
Posts: 6031
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Tonight's lecture is "Wonders of the Spring Sky". The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm, The speaker is BREC Education Program Specialist Amy Northrop and the talk begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 40%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, NW 13 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 "poor" (2 out of 5).

The 20OGS operator is LSU Professor Matthew Penny. Peat predicts five visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*USA 186, magnitude 1.9 beginning at 8:36pm
*Cosmos 2297 rocket, magnitude 2.1 beginning at 8:39pm
*Cosmos 1242 rocket, magnitude 2.2 beginning at 8:48pm
*a Falcon 9 rocket body (Spacetrack #43563), magnitude 1.9 beginning at 8:49pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket body (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 2.2 beginning at 8:55pm

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 18 March 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
Posts: 6031
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will open at 7:15pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 4%
relative humidity, 46%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, S 6 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).

The 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Jacob Des Roches. Peat predicts four visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*a Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (Spacetrack #29507), magnitude 1.3 beginning at 8:00pm
*the Cosmos 2297 rocket, magnitude 2.1 beginning at 8:24pm
*a Falcon 9 rocket body (Spacetrack #43563), magnitude 2.2 beginning at 8:25pm
*OBJECT-B, magnitude 2.3 beginning at 9:00pm
HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 9 April 2022 rating is...
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Christopher K.
Posts: 6031
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture is "Apollo 16 Fiftieth Anniversary". The talk begins at 7:30pm, and the speaker is retired BREC Center Supervisor Tom Northrop.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 8%
sky cover, 76%
relative humidity, 83%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, S 13 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 "bad" (1 out of 5).

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 15 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
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Christopher K.
Posts: 6031
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The front gate and main building will be open at 7:05pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 10%
sky cover, 55%
relative humidity, 83%
temperature, 25˚C
surface wind, S 12 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).

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 16 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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