The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party
will be held on Friday, April 19th, at 8:00pm until 10:30pm or so, depending on how things are going, how enthused the telescope volunteers are for staying late, etc. (with daylight saving time in place, the sun sets pretty late in the evening now, hence the late starting time – at least you can get dinner ahead of time! 🙂 ) has been cancelled due to inclimate weather (mutter grumble mutter grumble) We will try again in the Fall, possibly around the October 11th time frame
Star gazing (and telescope viewing) is always dependent and contingent upon the weather. Please check back to this post as the date draws nigh to verify whether or not the star party has been cancelled due to inclimate weather (rain and clouds being the biggest impactors). We will be putting weather updates here as they are necessary. There will be no rain date.
APLers and their friends and families are all invited to attend. Club members will have several telescopes out for your viewing pleasure, but feel free to bring your own optics if you have them – the more, the merrier! PLEASE: NO FLASHLIGHTS!
Where: On the lawn by the Big Dish, outside the security fence, on the west side of the main campus. See map to right.
Clothing: dress as if the temperatures will be 10 degrees colder than what the weather prognosticators are calling for! (standing around looking through telescopes is not the most heat-generating activity you can do at night)
Sunset: 6:33 pm EDT
End civil twilight: 8:00 pm EDT
Moonset: ~midnight EDT
Moon phase: First Quarter (~50% illuminated)