[Chaos-l] Observing sessions: conditions look grim for tonight
md_south at mac.com
Fri Mar 31 14:44:11 EST 2006
My wife and I plan to go to the Darksite. We probably will go a
little early to set up and leave somewhat early.
On Mar 31, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Stewart-Taylor, Jon wrote:
> Hi all. The observing conditions for tonight's scheduled observing
> session at the dark site look Bad: 70+% cloud cover, bad transparency,
> and 60+% chance of rain. I propose tonight's session be officially
> The sky clocks don't yet reach to Saturday night, but the Wunderground
> predicts quite good conditions for Saturday night.
> That gives us a scheduling conflict, as the Morehead folks have a
> session scheduled at ECRA on Jordan Lake from 8:30 - 10:30.
> 1) Is there anyone who definitely plans to attend the ECRA session, so
> we have a CHAOS presence there?
> 2) Is there anyone who knows the way to the dark site and definitely
> plans to observe there, so we have somebody to lead a caravan from
> 3) Is there anyone who hasn't been to the dark site before, but
> definitely plans to observe there, so that we _need_ somebody to lead?
> My personal inclination is to go to the dark site (i want to try a 1/2
> marathon) which would cover #2 above, and eliminate worries that
> somebody in category #3 would end up without access to the site. But,
> we do have a public service, if not obligation, at least
> inclination, to
> help out at ECRA.
> Let's hear from you: what are your observing plans for Saturday?
> Jon Stewart-Taylor: joncst at earthlink.net; 919-967-2912
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