There will be no star party at Brower Observatory tonight (Saturday, March 1, 2014), due to the Clear Sky Chart’s predicting 100% cloud cover. Tomorrow night’s snow looks equally discouraging. If conditions change so that we could meet then, I’ll post another message.
On the weekend of February 1st, 2014, there will be no star party Saturday or Sunday night, due to expected clouds, snow and rain in Lincolnville. Everything else is cancelled along with this: no business meeting, no lunch, no dinner. We’ll save those for a time when we can gather for a star party!
The . . . → Read More: No Star Party or Events, Except Maybe Merryspring
Please join other volunteers from CMAS in promoting the Library Telescope Program. Over February school vacation (with the exact date yet to be announced), we’ll be meeting at Bailey Library in Winthrop, Maine, to become familiar with their new Library Telescope ourselves, while teaching patrons how to use it, and participating in a demonstration at . . . → Read More: Library Telescope Program in Winthrop
Lots of news about a busy Saturday, February 1, 2014, all in one big post to keep things organized.
OVERVIEW OF SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
CMAS has accepted an invitation to bring solar telescopes to Merryspring in Camden at 10:00am on Saturday, February 1, 2014. That’s the same day as our February star party, . . . → Read More: Busy Day: CMAS Solar Viewing, Business Meeting, GQ Star Party
The star party originally scheduled for Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville this weekend is hereby cancelled. Although we have never cancelled due to cold before, it seems prudent now, with the warnings of dangerous wind chills throughout the region. Lincolnville tonight (Friday, January 3, 2014) is expected to have invitingly clear skies, but a wind . . . → Read More: Galaxy Quest Star Party Cancelled
See you tonight! Clear skies for the star party at Brower Observatory. Remember, this one starts early, at 6:00pm. Arrive earlier still to set up if you wish.
Winter brings some of the best clear skies of the year. Dress warmly, as one might for ice fishing, still hunting, or snow mobieling, for an uplifting . . . → Read More: Star Party at Brower Observatory Tonight
After all the hype as Comet ISON approached the Sun, there has been comparative silence since. It’s as though nobody wants to report the news. From what I can glean, which may be wrong, ISON was largely, but not completely destroyed in its voyage close to the Sun. After it finally returned to view, it . . . → Read More: Comet ISON Update
Winter is the time for ice fishing, sledding, and some of the year’s best star gazing. Polls of registered members of CMAS show that these parties will be well attended, so fluff your down parka and join us! Our upcoming star parties will be on the weekends of the following Saturdays. Saturday is always the . . . → Read More: December 2013 and January 2014 Star Parties
Winter is such a wonderful time for stargazing. The crisp, cool, steady air; the lack of bugs: It just doesn’t get any better! Then again, in the winter, sometimes the hosts request small armies of shovelers and salters to prepare the grounds for the party. Please bear that in mind when planning afternoons prior to . . . → Read More: Posses for Winter Star Parties
With the unseasonably warm weather and clear skies we’re enjoying this Saturday afternoon (November 2), one might expect tonight to be the perfect night for a star party, but the Clear Sky Chart and many other weather predictions admonish against that. By shortly after nightfall tonight, predictions are for heavy cloud cover with high humidity . . . → Read More: Radio Astronomy Star Party — SUNDAY, November 3, 2013