Whatever the weather, be sure to peek through the clouds tonight! Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction, at only 0.3º apart. “Sky and Telescope” describes this as “about the width of a chopstick at arm’s length.” There is no magic to a conjunction; it’s just a chance alignment, from our point of view, of objects . . . → Read More: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
CMAS presents the Memorial Day Weekend Star Party at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville, at 8:30pm this Saturday, March 23, 2015. Weather reports look promising. See you there for what we hope shall finally be a long string of monthly star parties under clear skies!
It’s so cloudy everywhere that we will not be meeting tonight at Galaxy Quest. Be sure to appease the Gods of the Clouds, in the hope that they will allow us to meet next Saturday instead!
Your ever-hopeful crusaders against clouds hereby declare a star party to be held at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville this Saturday night, May 16, at 8:30pm. The odds are it will rain all weekend, but we are scheduled just in case! If we can not meet then, we’ll plan to meet instead next weekend, on . . . → Read More: May Star Party at Galaxy Quest
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!
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
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
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
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
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