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PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 9:02 pm 
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HRPO is closing at 9pm to give personnel time to prepare for the Flood Watch and the possibility of straight-line winds and tornadoes.


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PostPosted: April 14th, 2018, 2:28 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 30%
sky cover, 88%
relative humidity, 72%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, NW 12 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator was to be Jordan Cobbs. However, there will be no viewing, and in fact since there is still a Flash Flood Watch in effect from NOAA until 1am CDT, HRPO is closed to the public.

The 14 April 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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PostPosted: April 18th, 2018, 6:48 pm 
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The Highland Road Park Observatory will be closed Friday the 20th in preparation for International Astronomy Day...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/astronomy_day.html
Telescope viewing will take place, weather permitting, during all eight hours of that event.

HRPO will return to its standard weekend programming on the 26th and 27th. Meanwhile, the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is planning telescope viewing at the Vacherie Library tomorrow night, at Perkins Rowe on the 24th and at Parker Coliseum on the 29th...
http://www.brastro.org/outreach.html


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PostPosted: April 21st, 2018, 12:29 pm 
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Today is International Astronomy Day, HRPO's largest annual event! Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's event time of 3pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 13%
sky cover, 87%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 22˚C
surface wind, SE 12 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is LSU physics professor; the 20OGS will be open from 7:30pm to 10pm.

Here is the viewing schedule, weather permitting...
3pm to 5:30pm = Sun
5pm to 9pm = Moon
7pm to 8:30pm = Venus
9pm to 11pm = M44 (The Beehive Cluster)
10:15pm to 11pm = Jupiter

The 14 April 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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