HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 50%
sky cover, 77%
relative humidity, 92%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5).

HRPO will close at 8:30pm. If it rains anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 2 October 2021 rating is...
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Tonight's lecture is "Wonders of the Fall Sky". It begins at 7:30pm and is presented by BREC Education Program Specialist Amy Northrop.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 16%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, NE 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating will be "average" (3 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "good" (4 out of 5). HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 8 October 2021 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 19%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 25˚C
surface wind, SE 3 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).

HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 9 October 2021 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 6pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 54%
temperature, 14˚C
surface wind, N 12 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 five visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*Tiangong, magnitude 1.0 beginning at 7:22pm
*the Okean O rocket, magnitude 1.5 beginning at 7:23pm
*an H-IIA 202 rocket (Spacetrack #38341), magnitude 1.8 beginning at 7:48pm
*the SL-16 rocket, magnitude 2.4 beginning at 7:48pm
*the Cosmos 2322 rocket, magnitude 2.3 beginning at 8:05pm

The front gate will open at 5:40pm. The main building will open at 5:55pm. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 16 October 2021 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Tonight's lecture is the annual "Spooky Sampler"; it begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 17%
relative humidity, 84%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, SE 6 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 8 October 2021 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 5%
sky cover, 59%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 25˚C
heat index, 27˚C
surface wind, SE 10 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 close at 10pm.

The 23 October 2021 rating is...
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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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HRPO is closed to the public this evening as personnel will be at the Burbank Soccer Complex for the Venusian Elongation. That event is open to the public, weather permitting, from 7pm to 8:30pm...
https://hrpo.lsu.edu//programs/venus_elongation.html
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 1%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, NW 3 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 "good" (4 out of 5).

Peat predicts three visible passes from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*the Okean-O rocket, magnitude 1.6 beginning at 7:33pm
*the Hubble Space Telescope, magnitude 1.0 beginning at 7:41pm
*the Cosmos 2237 rocket, magnitude 2.4 beginning at 8:19pm
HRPO will close at 10pm.

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Tonight from 6pm to 9pm at HRPO, the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will host the fifth annual Natural Sky Conference.

There are numerous beautiful deep-sky objects visible to the unaided eye—nebulae of various colors, a galaxy that spans as much sky as the Full Moon, gorgeous constellations and stunning star clusters. Taxpayers have funded a first-class observatory; there is a never charge to look through the facility’s equipment at these objects, and families and skywatchers in this region (until about fifteen to twenty-five years ago) could get a rather good view from their backyards or balconies. We Baton Rougeans now block our views or these astonishing objects with a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly-designed, badly-mounted and/or overbright streetlamps, security lamps and other nighttime fixtures. BRAS annually sponsors these Natural Sky Conferences. Please consider visiting tonight to show support of a reduction in tax money-wasting light pollution.

More information:
https://hrpo.lsu.edu//programs/special.html
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 2%
relative humidity, 75%
temperature, 14˚C
surface wind, N 3 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 says that between 7:30pm and 8pm there will be eight STARLINKs passing overhead. They will range in magnitude from 3.5 up to 3.2 so a binocular will be extremely helpful. Also, Peat predicts one non-STARLINK visible pass from the viewpoint of HRPO grounds...
*Hubble Space Telescope, magnitude 2.3 beginning at 8:04pm

The 6 November 2021 rating is...
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