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PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 5:59 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 64%
relative humidity, 81%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, S 16 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be too cloudy to forecast (0 out of 5) and the seeing poor (2 out of 5). Tonight's 20OGS operator is BRAS member Peter Lazar.

Remember, tonight is Plus Night!


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2016, 5:42 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 2%
sky cover, 3%
relative humidity, 65%
temperature, 6˚C
wind chill, 6˚C
surface wind, NE 3 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing average (3 out of 5). If these forecasts hold it is strongly recommended to attend viewing tonight. Jupiter's Great Red Spot will be visible during the last portion of the viewing session, beginning at ~9:35pm.

Tonight's 20OGS operator is BRAS member Marvin Owen. The lecture "Challenger--Thirty Years Later" is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2016, 7:42 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 35%
relative humidity, 58%
temperature, 7˚C
wind chill, 6˚C
surface wind, N 5 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be transparent (4 out of 5) and the seeing poor (2 out of 5). If these forecasts hold it is strongly recommended to attend viewing tonight.

Tonight's operator is BRAS member and professional photographer Briar Richard.


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PostPosted: February 12th, 2016, 6:36 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 2%
sky cover, 20%
relative humidity, 77%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, N 2 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing poor (2 out of 5).

Tonight's operator is BRAS member Peter Lazar.


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PostPosted: February 13th, 2016, 6:18 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 1%
relative humidity, 52%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, E 7 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing average (3 out of 5). If these forecasts hold it is strongly recommended that any interested parties taking advantage of the good conditions and come look through the telescopes tonight.

Tonight's operator is BRAS Secretary Ben Toman.


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PostPosted: February 19th, 2016, 6:43 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 3%
sky cover, 29%
relative humidity, 77%
temperature, 18˚C
surface wind, S 10 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing average (3 out of 5). If these forecasts hold it is strongly recommended that any interested parties taking advantage of the good conditions and come look through the telescopes tonight. Tonight's operator is LSU professor Rob Hynes.

Dr. Amber Stuver will speak at 7:30pm concerning the groundbreaking, history-making discovery of a gravitational wave passing through the Earth. Just a few minutes before the talk, the International Space Station will pass through the Baton Rouge skies; more than likely, it will be bright enough to see with the unaided eye.


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PostPosted: February 20th, 2016, 6:35 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 10%
sky cover, 61%
relative humidity, 79%
temperature, 20˚C
surface wind, S 8 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be poor (1 out of 5) and the seeing poor (2 out of 5). Tonight's operator is LSU professor Greg Stacy.

Tonight is Plus Night! There will be physical science demos, including a "resonance bowl" and 3D light bricks.


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PostPosted: February 26th, 2016, 6:42 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 0%
relative humidity, 59%
temperature, 8˚C
wind chill, 8˚C
surface wind, NW 6 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing average (3 out of 5). If these forecasts hold this will be a very good night for viewing. Tonight's operator is BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs.


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PostPosted: February 27th, 2016, 7:09 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 1%
relative humidity, 55%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, S 5 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be above average (4 out of 5) and the seeing poor (2 out of 5). Tonight's operator is BRAS member Briar Richard.


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PostPosted: March 4th, 2016, 6:36 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 5%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency will be average (3 out of 5) and the seeing good (4 out of 5). Tonight's operator is BRAS Secretary Ben Toman.

Viewing will be preceded at 7:30pm by Professor John Henderson's lecture "The Chinese Calendar". Right before the lecture, at ~7:20pm HRPO personnel and visitors will attempt to spot a so-called "Iridium flare" in the northeast sky.


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