The Skylight Astronomical Society, Inc will hold it’s February monthly meeting This Thursday February 23rd at the Observatory. The meeting begins at 7:30pm and is open to the public. There is no speaker planned for this meeting. Speakers have been scheduled for the March and April meetings.
A failed automatic virus software update earlier this week, caused an interruption of weather data and radar images to the observatory website. The issue has been resolved with a newer software update that was available on the virus software company’s website. No data was lost at the observatory. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.
During this time period, weather forecasts and the external link to the local radar were up to date and functional.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will be passing by us this weekend. It will be visible in the early morning sky, Thursday through Sunday, high in the east moving through Hercules. This comet will be easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. The comet’s bluish-green color comes from the vaporizing of diatomic carbon. Visit Seeker.com for the full article
Last Year we had to retire our old website because the software company stopped support of the product and sections slowly began to malfunction. We switched to our new site but we do not have all of the functionality of the old site. One of the features of the old site was the observatory log which contained everything that was happening at the observatory. This included equipment status, activities, events and more. After much consideration, we decided to bring back the log using a modified wordpress theme.
We have archived the old log and will decide at another time if we will make it available online.