Friday, July 21, 2017

Observatory Night for Friday 21-Jul-2017 Cancelled due to clouds and possible thunderstorms

For folks who have registered for tonight, the event is cancelled. Once again, the skies are cloudy and we have the potential for thunderstorms.

I will be scheduling Fall 2017 semester observatory events for the months of September, October, and November. Please check for dates on this website mid-August.

Below is the satellite view from

Friday, July 7, 2017

Observatory Night for Friday 7-Jul-2017 Cancelled due to clouds

For folks who have registered for tonight, the event is cancelled. The skies have clouded up and it's extremely unlikely conditions will be acceptable for observing. Sincere apologies for the late call on this. I've been watching the satellite and sky hoping the clouds would stay north, but they have moved in on us.

Below is the latest satellite from and conditions at the observatory around 7:30pm.

As always, thank you so much for your interest in astronomy and our observatory!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Love is in the Stars" - MC article on about our observatory

Montgomery College just put out a nice article about our observatory nights. You can find it here.

"Love is in the Stars"

Observing log for 30 June 2017

The towering cumulus clouds stayed southwest of Rockville and the sky cleared! Seeing wasn't great, but we did manage to observe the following objects:

Overall, not a bad night. Thank you everyone for your patience with the weather and the fantastic questions. It's an honor to get to share the observatory and night sky with you.