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Posted Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:35am in David's blog

The November 2014 issue of SkyWAAtch, our monthly newsletter, can be downloaded here

Posted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:30am in David's blog

UPDATE   The star party scheduled for tonight, October 25, is ON!

Sunset is at 5:59 pm.



Posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:18am in lfaltz's blog

The October newsletter is now available. Read it here.

Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:26pm in David's blog

Due to clouds, the September 20th Starway to Heaven had to be canceled. We'll try again this Saturday, September 27. 

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:07pm in lfaltz's blog

You can read the newsletter here.

Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 5:57pm in lfaltz's blog

The August newsletter has been published. Read it here


Posted Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:30pm in David's blog

The July issue of SkyWAAtch, our monthly newsletter, is out. You can read it here.

Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:15am in lfaltz's blog
Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:32am in lfaltz's blog

Jupiter's moon Europa emerges from the planet's limb (at 1 o'clock) leaving its shadow on the opposite side of the planet's disk.

Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:20am in lfaltz's blog

A new group of sunspots appeared on the sun's northwestern limb.

Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:06am in lfaltz's blog

Here's a full-disk image (not a mosaic) of the Sun on Saturday morning, April 19th, in the hydrogen alpha band (656.28 nanometers) with a double-stacked Lunt 60mm scope (bandwith <0.5 nm) a

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:50pm in lfaltz's blog

I picked up a monochrome QHY-5M-II CMOS planetary/guide camera at NEAF, intending it for lunar and solar work.

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:18am in lfaltz's blog

Bad weather obstructed totality in the wee hours of April 15th, but WAA VP for Field Events Bob Kelly managed to capture an image of the partial phase before the rains came in.

Posted Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 12:02am in lfaltz's blog

New York City has announced plans to replace all of its streetlights with LED fixtures.

Posted Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:35pm in David's blog

This month Mars is at opposition - opposite the Sun from our point of view here on Earth. It's also the closest opposition in years. So this is a perfect opportunity to view the Red Planet.

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