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 be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture is "The Gallaudet Eleven"; it 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, 73%
temperature, 22˚C
surface wind, E 11 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 "average" (3 out of 5).

Peat predicts two visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*a Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (Spacetrack #29093), magnitude 1.3 beginning at 9:00pm
*the Resurs 01 rocket, magnitude 2.1 beginning at 9:29pm

The 20OGS operator is BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding. HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 22 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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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The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 6%
sky cover, 52%
relative humidity, 77%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, SE 13 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 "poor" (2 out of 5).

Peat predicts three visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*OBJECT-B, magnitude 0.6 beginning at 8:27pm
*an Atlas 3B rocket body (Spacetrack #28118), magnitude 0.3 beginning at 8:36pm
*an H-IIA 2024 rocket body (Spacetrack #27518), magnitude 1.1 beginning at 8:37pm

The 20OGS operator is BREC Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs. HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 23 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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 be open at 7pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 19%
relative humidity, 67%
temperature, 26˚C
surface wind, S 9 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).

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 30 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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The Highland Road Park Observatory is closed tonight; there is no lecture and no viewing.

HRPO is closed in preparation of tomorrow's International Astronomy Day celebration, which is the facility's largest event of the calendar year. The event runs from 3pm to 11pm, and has no admission fee...
https://hrpo.lsu.edu//programs/astronomy_day.html
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Tonight's lecture is "The Universe in X-Ray Vision". The speaker is LSU physics professor Robert Hynes, 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, 9%
sky cover, 71%
relative humidity, 87%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, S 9 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 "average" (3 out of 5).

After the lecture, personnel will attempt viewing for at least fifteen to thirty minutes. HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 13 May 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 24%
sky cover, 63%
relative humidity, 76%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 27˚C
surface wind, W 8 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).

The 20OGS will not be open for viewing. Pad viewing will be attempted for at least a half-hour. HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 14 May 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
Posts: 5958
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 "The Crash of the Hindenburg"; it begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 13%
relative humidity, 76%
temperature, 27˚C
heat index, 30˚C
surface wind, S 13 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).

The 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs. HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 20 May 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
Posts: 5958
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. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 24%
sky cover, 71%
relative humidity, 82%
temperature, 27˚C
heat index, 28˚C
surface wind, SE 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 "good" (4 out of 5).
There will be no viewing via the 20OGS. Pad viewing will be attempted for thirty minutes. HRPO will close at 9:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 21 May 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
Posts: 5958
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 be open by 7pm. Tonight's lecture is "The American Space Program". It begins at 7:30pm, and the speaker is BREC Program Aide James DeOliveira.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 1%
relative humidity, 61%
temperature, 24˚C
heat index, 25˚C
surface wind, N 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 "average" (3 out of 5).

NOAA has the Air Quality Index at the orange level right now. The orange level means "unhealthy for sensitive groups".

The 20OGS operator is BRAS member and asteroid discover Merrill Hess. HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 22 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
Posts: 5958
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

Post by Christopher K. »

The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 2%
relative humidity, 58%
temperature, 26˚C
surface wind, SE 4 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 "good" (4 out of 5).

The 20OGS operator is LSU professor Rob Hynes. HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 28 April 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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