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Observing Omega Centauri by John Raymond

Introduction  What is Omega Centauri? It is a globular cluster located in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is the brightest globular , but not easy to see in Virginia due to its low elevation. With proper timing Omega can be viewed given good transparency. Observation  This morning the skies were finally clear again. It was [...]

By |2023-01-23T09:49:29-05:00January 21st, 2023|News|0 Comments

January 2023 Night Sky

Happy New Year! January promises more early sunsets and long, dark nights and with the holidays being over, perhaps slightly less light pollution (not something Scrooge was concerned about, except perhaps the cost of candles)! Being the coldest month of the year, we can also perhaps look forward to great viewing conditions with low moisture [...]

By |2023-01-02T13:31:53-05:00January 2nd, 2023|News|0 Comments

August 2022 Night Sky

A short list of interesting events in the August sky with 'x' and 'v' shapes on the moon, Jovian moon shadows across Jupiter, Saturn at opposition and the Summer Triangle starting to become more easily visible throughout the night. Dates and times based on observing from Alexandria, VA. as predicted using Stellarium. Thursday, August 4 [...]

By |2022-08-06T08:17:56-04:00August 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

May 15 – Public Monthly Meeting – Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: From Launch to Landing

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: From Launch to Landing   Swati Mohan, Ph.D. Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event Monthly Meeting - Public Invited   Abstract: The Read more [...]
By |2022-05-14T09:10:20-04:00April 13th, 2022|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

Fairfax County Announces First Annual One Dark Hour Event

The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging participation in the first annual One Dark Hour event. On April 22, the Fairfax County Park Authority is hoping residents will join them in turning off their lights to raise awareness of the importance of dark skies. Park Authorities ask you take part by turning off your outdoor [...]

By |2022-04-15T19:01:07-04:00April 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments
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