All of the weather forecasts agree that Saturday evening will be cloudy. They disagree only on how early rain will begin. Not suitable conditions for observing the night sky so tomorrow’s public night is canceled.
Clear skies for the future,
R J ‘Tree’ Greenwood
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details. Details will be updated for the Messier Marathon too!
Our meetings on the second Sunday of the Month, The events are normally held evening at 7:00 pm in Research Hall Room 163 on the campus of George Mason University.
Our meetings web page, has directions and additional details.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings!
Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today!
The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to say thank you for his efforts, then please visit:
Although the Clear Sky Chart shows only 20 to 40% cloud cover, the ClearOutside site predicts over 80% of the sky obscured by clouds. WeatherUnderground says 39 to 70% and AccuWeather says ~90% cloud cover. Other paid weather-guessers predict partly or mostly cloudy and most give a five to fifteen percent chance of measurable precipitation. Not conditions suitable for star gazing.
Clear skies, dang it! Please?
Crockett Park Site Coordinator
1 – http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/CrckttPrkVAkey.html
2 – https://clearoutside.com/forecast/38.60/-77.73?view=midday
3 – https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/va/midland/date/2019-04-06/22728
4 – https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/midland-va/22728/hourly-weather-forecast/2111280?hour=40
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.