The APL Astronomy Club’s Summer Intern Star Party will be held Monday evening, July 31st, from 8:00 pm to 10 pm or so, depending on sky conditions [RAIN DATE is Tuesday August 1st]. Sunset is at 8:19 pm.
Club members will be setting up telescopes prior to that, so if you are interested in club telescopes or their setup feel free to come earlier. Setup will likely commence by 7 pm or so. We expect to have several types of telescopes set up.
Where: On the lawn by the Big Dish, outside the security fence, on the west side of the main campus.
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)
Star gazing (and telescope viewing) is always dependent and contingent upon the weather. Please check back to this post as the date draws near to verify whether or not the star party has been cancelled due to inclement weather (rain or significant cloud cover). We will be putting weather updates here as necessary.