2022 Spooky Spectrum

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Christopher K.
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2022 Spooky Spectrum

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This year's family-friendly Spooky Spectrum event will take place at the Highland Road Park Observatory on Saturday 8 October from 6pm to 10pm. As usual there is no admission fee. HRPO has secured brand-new demonstrations and experiments. There will be food and games.
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I am a new member. Any registration required.
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Re: 2022 Spooky Spectrum

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No, it's free to attend. The food does require payment though.
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Christopher K.
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Re: 2022 Spooky Spectrum

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HRPO’s front gate and main building will not open until 6pm. The exploding pumpkin experiment begins at 6:45, sky viewing starts at 7:15 and the campfire is lit at 7:30.
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The front gate and main building will not be open before 6pm. No patron vehicles should park in front of that gate while waiting.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned event time of 6pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 0%
relative humidity, 55%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, N 10 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5).
Sunset is at 6:41pm CDT. Viewing via the upstairs LSU telescope begins at 7:30pm; tonight's 20OGS operator is BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding.

At 7:55pm CDT Peat predicts a -0.5 pass of Tiangong. Twilight ends at 8:01pm CDT. HRPO will be open until 10pm.

The 8 October 2022 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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