Richmond Astronomical Society

So what’s the weather like?

Jun 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

Current GOES Satellite Infrared ImageAs we all know, astronomy is an extremely weather-dependent activity (unless you happen to have a space telescope at your disposal).  As such, most astronomers have an interest in the weather and many of us have gained quite a bit of expertise in gauging weather conditions for a night of viewing.  What better subject to hear about at our next meeting than the weather from one of our local meteorologists, John Bernier.  John will be giving the main presentation at our next meeting on June 8 at the Science Museum of Virginia (7:30 PM in the museum’s Eureka theater).

John has been the chief meteorologist for WRIC TV8 since 1984.  He also serves as meteorologist for the Agrinet Farm Radio Network, WGAI in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, WCXL in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and WWOC-FM in Hatteras, North Carolina.  In short, he knows the local weather patterns and has dealt with severe weather forecasting and warning throughout his career.

Please join us for the next meeting if you can and for dinner before the meeting at Arby’s across the street from the museum.  Everyone is welcome.


Jim Browder
Richmond Astronomical Society

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