Thursday, September 22, 2016

We are a "go" for observatory tonight (Thursday 22-Sep-2016)

For folks who have reservations tonight, we are a "go"!

We'll meet at 8 PM in SC406.

The Clear Sky Chart is predicting clear skies, and Accuweather.com is predicting conditions will be "good for stargazing".

If you couldn't get a reservation for this evening, you can get on the waitlist for for one of the October events. Go to https://mcobservatory-fall2016.eventbrite.com to reserve.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday 16-Sep-2016 Observatory Night : UPDATE at 7:20 PM

UPDATE at 7:20 PM : Oh my goodness it's cloudy everywhere. It looks like we're not going to see anything tonight. If you haven't left the house yet, stay home and try to get to another event.

We are a "go" for observatory tonight (Friday 16-Sep-2016)

For folks who have reservations tonight, we are a "go"!

We'll meet at 8 PM in SC406.

The Clear Sky Chart is predicting clear skies, but Accuweather.com is saying partly cloudy, and the satellite is showing some clouds in the west.

I'm hoping the Clear Sky Chart will be the correct prediction, but if it does cloud up, we'll have to close up early.

If you couldn't get a reservation for this evening, you can get on the waitlist for 22-Sep-2016, or you can register for one of the October events. Go to https://mcobservatory-fall2016.eventbrite.com to reserve.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Event Dates for October

Two October dates for Observatory Guest Nights have been added to the schedule:

Friday 7 October 2016 : 8 - 9 PM
Friday 21 October 2016 : 8 - 9 PM

Because of occupancy limitations on the roof, we require guests to make reservations via Eventbrite (http://mcobservatory-fall2016.eventbrite.com).

New for Fall events:

Events will be cancelled for bad weather. I will make the call at least 2 hours prior to the event start time. An announcement will be sent to the email address you registered with Eventbrite, and I will post the status on this website.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

We are a "go" for observatory tonight (Thursday 8-Sep-2016)

For folks who have reservations tonight, we are a "go"!

The Clear Sky Chart is predicting 10% cloud cover. I can't promise we'll have perfect skies, but we will open up tonight and see what we can.

We'll meet in SC406 at 8 PM. We'll observe until 9 PM assuming we aren't clouded out.

If you couldn't get a reservation for this evening, you can get on the waitlist for the remaining September events. Go to https://mcobservatory-fall2016.eventbrite.com to reserve. I will be posting a couple of Friday nights in October soon.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Observatory Guest Night Canceled for Friday 2-Sep-2016

The Observatory Guest Night for Friday 2 September 2016 is canceled tonight due to the weather.

It looks like Tropical storm Hermine is moving northeast, giving us cloudy skies for the evening.

Sign-up for additional August and September events can be found here: http://mcobservatory-fall2016.eventbrite.com, and I will be posting October dates soon.