As my Scopes for Schools campaign was more successful than anticipated, eventually winding up with three Prince Edward Island schools participating and sufficient funding for six Dobsonian telescopes, I wound […]
Although this year has not been a banner one for my astronomy interest due to illness, it has also been an abysmal year for observing here on grand, old Prince […]
Taking advantage of the great skies lately, I plan to go to the Boardwalk tonight to observe the 5 day old waxing crescentMoon tonight and get a peek at Saturn before she gets too low in the sky
As the moon will be only 25% illuminated, some deep space objects may still be observable. The Sun at 20:16 and twilight ends at 22;12 making for some great views. Forecast is for minimal clouds and excellent transparency and seeing.
If you are in the area, come say hello and check out Saturn and the Moon. (Insect repellent may be useful dependent upon how hungry the little critters are.)
Today you could say it is the day of a solar conjunction; that is, a day when we are forecasted to have clear skies and my illness is allowing me to consider doing some solar observing.
I plan to be at the Boardwalk today from 12:30 – 2:30PM. If you are in the area, drop by, say hello, see the Sun and get a free pair of solar observing glasses, courtesy of the PEI Association of Optometrists. 0