Clouds A’Coming — No Star Party Tonight

It’s always heartbreaking to cancel a star party on a beautiful, clear, sunny afternoon, but based on the Clear Sky Chart and all other weather forecasts, there will be clouds and rain come nightfall. After that, we’ll be treated to ice pellets and snow through the middle of the week.

Unless conditions change favorably, there . . . → Read More: Clouds A’Coming — No Star Party Tonight

Not Tonight (Friday) at Galaxy Quest

Just confirming that the weather has us beat for tonight at Galaxy Quest (Friday, March 28, 2014), so we will not be meeting tonight. Saturday or Sunday are the preferred nights anyway, so there is still some hope. Can’t say the weather is promising for any night this weekend, but I can promise we’ll watch . . . → Read More: Not Tonight (Friday) at Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest Star Party, Weekend of March 29, 2014

This weekend’s star party at Galaxy Quest is intended to be held on Saturday, March 29, at 8:00pm. If the weather forces us to change the date, we may meet instead on Friday, March 28, or Sunday, March 30, also at 8:00pm. Please respond to the Doodle poll, so we can be sure the date . . . → Read More: Galaxy Quest Star Party, Weekend of March 29, 2014

No Brower Star Party Tonight

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.

No Star Party or Events, Except Maybe Merryspring

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

Library Telescope Program in Winthrop

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

Busy Day: CMAS Solar Viewing, Business Meeting, GQ Star Party

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

Galaxy Quest Star Party Cancelled

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

Star Party at Brower Observatory Tonight

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

Comet ISON Update

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