No Star Party This Weekend

Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking at the Clear Sky Charts and the weather reports, there will be no make-up star party tonight or tomorrow. Just like last weekend, we’re foiled again by clouds, snow, and ice. Hope to see everyone next month!

Brower Star Party Postponed

CMAS is postponing tonight’s star party until next weekend. The somewhat hazy skies of late afternoon are forecast to turn murky by nightfall, with 70% cloud cover growing ever thicker as the night progresses.

Could there truly be a curse on Friday the 13th? We are not yet sure where we’ll meet on Saturday, March . . . → Read More: Brower Star Party Postponed

Lucky Friday the 13th StarSki

Join us for a star party at Brower Observatory on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Brower Observatory in North Whitefield, beginning at 8:00pm. Earlier setup welcome.

Please be aware of the special conditions for this star party. The snow at Brower is so deep that the plow has been unable to clear it. We are . . . → Read More: Lucky Friday the 13th StarSki

Confirming Tonight’s Star Party at Galaxy Quest

This message confirms that there will indeed be a star party tonight, Friday, February 13th, starting at 6:00pm, at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville. At least a few members are committed to being there. Everyone is welcome to attend, but please be aware of tonight’s special conditions.

Frigid weather brings excellent transparency, allowing fine views . . . → Read More: Confirming Tonight’s Star Party at Galaxy Quest

CMAS Comet Viewing at DRA Tonight

It’s decided: We *WILL* be meeting tonight, Saturday, January 17, 2015, for a quick-but-crazy comet-and-Mercury viewing at DRA. The plan is:

5:30pm — View Venus and Mercury before they set. Mercury is at half phase. Most people have never seen this, because Mercury is usually too near the Sun to be visible.

After that, we’ll . . . → Read More: CMAS Comet Viewing at DRA Tonight

January 2015 Star Party at DRA — Docents Needed

Join CMAS at The Damariscotta River Association Land Trust on January 16, 17, or 18, 2015 (weather deciding), as we welcome DRA’s members as honored guests to our January star party. DRA has long been a gracious host, allowing us to use their grounds after hours. Access to the farm house has been especially important, . . . → Read More: January 2015 Star Party at DRA — Docents Needed

Dues

Every January, CMAS collects the lowest dues of any club in the New England region: $20. Collecting everyone’s dues at the same time of year simplifies the treasurer’s duties. If you just joined and paid dues recently, no worries; you’re fine until next year. Dues cover CMAS’s expenses, such as our membership in The Damariscotta . . . → Read More: Dues

CMAS December Star Party Cancelled

The joke’s on us. Yesterday, we predicted the perfect weekend for star gazing, three nights straight of clear skies, or so all the weather reports promised. Tonight, we’re canceling our December star party, due to thickening clouds.

Tonight as you sit inside sipping hot cocoa, please ponder the topics that you could lead in discussions, . . . → Read More: CMAS December Star Party Cancelled

CMAS December 20th Star Party

This month’s star party will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 20, at Brower Observatory. We’ll be starting at 6:00pm, to take advantage of winter’s early darkness and the better transparency expected earlier. Setup before 6:00pm is welcome.

Please be aware that the calendar in our Web site’s sidebar updates slowly, since Google’s recent bad update . . . → Read More: CMAS December 20th Star Party

December Star Party, Second Attempt

Following up on last week’s postponed star party, we are hoping to meet for a star party at Brower Observatory this Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 6:30pm (with the usual somewhat earlier setup welcome). Current long-range forecasts suggest that Saturday may be partly cloudy, so we’ll let you know whether it becomes possible to open . . . → Read More: December Star Party, Second Attempt