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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Sunset is at 5:09pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:32pm CST. 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, 14%
relative humidity, 82%
temperature, 7˚C
wind chill, 4˚C
surface wind, N 14 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).
Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide and astrophotography lecturer Judah Santiago.

HRPO will be open until 10pm. The 12 November 2022 evening 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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HRPO will be closed on Friday 18 November. HRPO will be open on Saturday 19 November for a three-hour Plus Night, the theme of which will be "The New Quarter-Century". Plus Nights have a game for kids to earn prizes, physical science demonstrations, a sky tour and a marshmallow roast. The tour and roast are weather-permitting.
Christopher K.
Posts: 6075
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Sunset is at 5:05pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:30pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned event time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 39%
sky cover, 93%
relative humidity, 94%
temperature, 8˚C
wind chill, 7˚C
surface wind, N 8 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).

The 19 November 2022 evening rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

If it is still raining at 7pm HRPO will not open. There will be no viewing, sky tour or marshmallow roast. If it is not raining, HRPO will remain open until 9:15pm.
Christopher K.
Posts: 6075
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2022

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Sunset is at 5:03pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:29pm CST. 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, 4%
sky cover, 33%
relative humidity, 97%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, SW 18 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 "bad" (1 out of 5).

The 20OGS operator tonight is LSU physics professor Rob Hynes. HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 26 November 2022 evening rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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