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Archive for September 2016

Stargazing Expedition to Cape Hatteras – John Raymond

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog, Events

I visited Cape Hatteras last weekend for the purpose of stargazing. I went ten years ago and had one excellent night under dark skies. This year did not go so well.   Last time I stayed at Frisco Woods Campground, right on the northern shore of the island. The trees blocked the lights from the […]



Nice skywatch at the Museum

Sep 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Events

We had a good crowd last Friday night, including lots of young children–like this one, looking through Dan Salkovitz’s telescope. Jim Browder also had his video feed hooked up, and he got fantastic displays of Saturn.



RAS member Randy Tatum receives Walter H. Haas Observing Award

Sep 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog

RAS member Randy Tatum receives national recognition as a recipient of the Walter H. Haas Observer Award from the Astronomical League! At ALCON 2016, this years annual convention of the Astronomical League, RAS member Randy Tatum was honored by the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers with the Walter H. Haas Observer Award for excellence […]