The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left[...]
The public night scheduled for 18 November is canceled. Although the Clear Sky Chart currently says only 50% of the sky will be covered by clouds, all of the other forecasts predict “cloudy” or “mostly cloudy” with a chance of precipitation. DC television weather-guessers all agree it will be mostly cloudy tomorrow evening with differing[...]
Hello, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Canton (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be adding additional 2018 calendar events (meteor showers, etc.) during the last week of 2017. Feel free to email him any suggestions. If you added this ICS calendar feed as a “subscription” instead of a one-time import, then new events should automatically flow into your calendar once[...]
The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs[...]
Due to poor viewing conditions predicted for tomorrow, I am cancelling the Great Meadow Public Night for Sunday Dec 17. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to eveMore information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.
The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent[...]
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. Of course, daylight saving time means that the first Sunday in April has 23 hours and the last Sunday in October has[...]
The forecast is actually for clear skies. But below freezing temps with some wind. I am postponing the public night to Sunday Jan 21, 5-10p. Note: Crockett is scheduled for Jan 20. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event. More information about Great Meadow including directions[...]