Cindy Bowers and I went to a NASA tweetup with the crew of the STS-127 space shuttle in Washington, DC this week. I have the story on my web page.
_________________ Alert! The Bryan Park Skywatch scheduled for the rain date of September 28 has been cancelled due to maintenance on the soccer fields. We will resume the Bryan Park skywatches in October. Thanks to everyone for helping out with the skywatches.
We have three more skywatches scheduled for September: Bryan Park on September 24, the Masonic Home on September 29 and Meadow Glen on September 30. Please let John Raymond or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you can help out with any of these events. Thanks very much to everyone who has participated in our fall events. … Read more
Mini-star party: Last night’s (Saturday, September 19) mini-star party at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation went quite well. Early in the evening the skies were looking very cloudy without much prospect for clearing. Fortunately, however, they gradually cleared to a usable degree. Throughout the night we had patches of high thin clouds move through … Read more
The annual conference of the Virginia Assoication of Astronomical Societies will be held in Charlottesville on September 12 this year. The Charlottesville Astronomical Society has scheduled a great lineup of speakers, a BBQ dinner and star party at McCormick Observatory. More information is available at http://www.cvilleastro.org/vaas/. Please join us at the conference if you can.