2022 Asteroid Day

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Christopher K.
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2022 Asteroid Day

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The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is continuing the incredible Asteroid Day at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The event will take place on Saturday 2 July from 8pm to 11pm.

Selected Viewing Targets (Preliminary)
9pm to 10pm = Antares
9:09pm = Atlas-Centaur Rocket Body [visible pass]
9:15pm to 10pm = Albireo
9:20pm = unknown object from Japan [visible pass]
9:37pm = the Cosmos 2278 rocket [visible pass]
9:39pm = the Cosmos 389 rocket [visible pass]
9:45pm = an H-IIA 202 rocket body [visible pass]
9:45pm to 10pm = asteroids 2 Vesta and 4 Juno

Asteroid Day is a nice compliment to ARRL Field Day (which takes place the weekend before (25 June from 2pm to 10pm at HRPO). Both events showcase the value of radio in pure science gathering, hobby socializing, emergency transmissions and protection of community populations.
Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: 2022 Asteroid Day

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HRPO will open at 7:30pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned event time of 8pm to 11pm...
precipitation potential, 12%
sky cover, 60%
relative humidity, 92%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 28˚C
surface wind, SE 4 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).

The Sun sets at 8:10pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:47pm CDT. HRPO will be open until 11pm.

The 2 July 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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