Strong, gusty winds will make conditions unsuitable for astronomy with portable equipment this evening according to the weather forecasts. We don’t want to disappoint the public with shaky views where they will see little if anything of interest.
Weather forecasts agree that thunderstorms will be gone and the skies clear by or shortly after sundown. Transparency is likely to be excellent according to the clear sky chart forecast. Seeing is forecast to be bad, improving to poor later in the evening. Winds on the knoll where telescopes are set up are the problem.
Winds will slowly diminish and conditions for Sunday evening should be good. I hope than many will join the group at Great Meadows for the public night tomorrow.
Clear skies (and less wind),
R J ‘Tree’ Greenwood
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