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Near Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Colin called me just a few minutes ago, saying that through the windshield of his car, he had a beautiful view of the near conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. At the actual moment of official “conjunction” just a few days from now (on Monday, December 21st), Jupiter and Saturn will not appear to be a . . . → Read More: Near Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Maine CDC, Star Parties, and Covid-19

Maine Center for Disease Control has asked CMAS to match what is requested of astronomy clubs, planetariums, and observatories nationwide, by continuing to not host its traditional star parties, due to the risks inherent when people share eyepieces. I call CDC occasionally, to stay up-to-date and to separate any personal concerns I may have about . . . → Read More: Maine CDC, Star Parties, and Covid-19

CMAS Star Parties and Covid-19

CMAS’s full board has not approved tonight’s star party at Foss Hill (Saturday, June 13, 2020).

CMAS can not host official star parties without first implementing protocols to inform members and guests about the risk of sharing telescopes, and to protect the well-being of those who respond to our invitations. In the dark, accidental contact . . . → Read More: CMAS Star Parties and Covid-19