Friday, June 30, 2017

Observatory Night for Friday 30 June is on (but we may have a few clouds)

For folks who have reservations for the observatory night this evening, we are a go! Both accuweather.com and Clear Sky Chart are predicting partly cloudy skies tonight.

With light clouds and haze we can still see the Moon and planets, but we may not be able to view deep sky objects. I'm going to open up tonight in the hopes that we'll have more clear sky than clouds, and with the caveat that the seeing might not be good.

We'll get started at 9 PM on the fourth floor of the Science Center in room SC 406. Signs will be posted directing you. We'll go up to the observatory together, see what we can see, and finish up at 10 PM.

Thank you so much for your interest in astronomy and our observatory!