What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 200 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, February 14, noon to 1:00 pm
Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Venus and Jupiter will also be visible in regular telescopes.
Open to anyone on campus who is interested.
If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled, but we’ll try again on Mar. 20, at the building 1 main cafeteria patio.
What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 17 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, January 17, noon to 1:00 pm
Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Open to anyone on campus who is interested.
If it’s too cloudy the event will be canceled, but we’ll try again on Feb. 14, outside the building 200 cafeteria.
* * * UPDATE * * *
Tuesday, Jan 17, 9 am: The weather forecast says Rain. Today’s event is * * * CANCELED * * *.
The weather forcast is for clear skies. We are GO for the star party 🙂 See you there!
The APL Astronomy Club’s fall Friends & Family Star Party will be held November 4th, starting at 6:30 pm (club telescope set up starts at 6). Check for a Weather Status Update at this web site on Nov. 4 in the afternoon. NO FLASHLIGHTS.
APLers and their friends and families are invited. Club members will have several telescopes out for your viewing pleasure. Bring your own optics if you have ’em – the more, the merrier!
Where: on the lawn next to the Big Dish on the West side of the Main Campus, outside the perimeter fence.
Dress for temperatures at least 10 degrees colder than predicted. NO FLASHLIGHTS.
Park near the turnstyle entrance by building 21, or near the building 23 lobby entrance.
Sun: sunset at 6:05 pm; end civil twilight at 6:32 pm.
Moon: waxing gibbous (69%), transit at 8:47 pm EDT.
Jupiter: rises 5:41 pm, 32 degrees altitude by 8:30, transits just after midnight, visual magnitude about -3.
Neptune: 11 degrees from the Moon (west and below), about 8th magnitude, transit at 8pm at about 38 degrees altitude.
Uranus: 23 degrees from the Moon (east), about 6th magnitude; at 8pm at altitude 40d, azimuth 135d; transit is at 10 pm.
Bright double stars: Albireo in Cygnus; eta Lyrae (the double-double).
Nebulae at 8pm: M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) ENE at 57d altitude. M13 (globular cluster) WNW at 29d altitude. M57 (Ring Nebula) W at 52d altitude. M45 (the Pleiades) just rising in the East at 15d altitude.