HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Christopher K.
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HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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HRPO's first viewing night of the year is Friday 6 January. Personnel at the facility are waiting for the completion of the refurbishing of the large dome's hydraulic cylinders, but the dome's shutter can be retracted so the 20OGS is in service.
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset was at 5:18pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:44pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture ("2022--The Space Year in Review") 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, 2%
relative humidity, 85%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, SE 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 "average" (3 out of 5).

Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Judah Santiago.

The 6 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset is at 5:19pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:45pm 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, 12%
relative humidity, 85%
temperature, 18˚C
surface wind, S 8 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).

Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Judah Santiago.

The 7 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset was at 5:24pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:49pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture ("Wonders of the Winter Sky") 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, 1%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 7˚C
wind chill, 5˚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).

Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Treasurer Trey Anding.

The 13 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset is at 5:25pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:50pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned Plus Night time of 7pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 2%
relative humidity, 68%
temperature, 8˚C
wind chill, 7˚C
surface wind, E 5 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 International Space Station, magnitude -2.1 beginning at 7:17pm
Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Judah Santiago.

The 14 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset was at 5:23pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:55pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture ("Operation Freshman") begins at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 25%
sky cover, 95%
relative humidity, 68%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, NE 13 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).

There will be no sky viewing after the lecture. HRPO will close at 9:45pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 8:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 20 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset is at 5:31pm CST. Twilight ends at 6:55pm CST.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 88%
sky cover, 91%
relative humidity, 95%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, E 17 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 remain closed to the public tonight.

The 21 January 2023 night rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset was at 5:36pm CST. Twilight ends at 7:00pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Tonight's lecture ("Comet After Comet") 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, 10%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 7˚C
temperature, 6˚C
surface wind, SE 10 km/h

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

Tonight's 20OGS operator is LSU Professor Colin Turley.

The 27 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset will be at 5:37pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Twilight ends at 7:01pm CST.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 79%
relative humidity, 80%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, SE 23 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).

Tonight's 20OGS operator is LSU Professor Colin Turley.

The 28 January 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2023

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Sunset was at 5:42pm CST. The front gate and main building will be open at 7pm. Twilight ends at 7:05pm CST. Tonight's lecture ("Explorer 1") 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, 1%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 7˚C
wind chill, 5˚C
surface wind, N 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).

Tonight's 20OGS operator is LSU Professor Rob Hynes.

The 3 February 2023 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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