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Mercury in front of Planetarium

On Thursday March 22nd, 2018 there was a class at Mayo High School Planetarium ending at 8 PM. Three members of the Rochester Astronomy Club – Jeff, John & Josef – came few minutes earlier to set up their telescopes. There was high on the sky Moon in the phase of the first quarter. On West horizon there was bright […]
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The 32nd Annual Okie-Tex Star Party is September 12 – 20, 2015.

by Dean Johnson Go to http://www.okie-tex.com/ for more information. Last September five of us from the Rochester Astronomy Club traveled to the Okie-Tex Star Party, one of the biggest in the nation and we did it in style. Club President Randy Hemann lined up a very nice RV that his neighbor generously donated for a small fee and Vice President […]
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Humanity Star

On January 21, 2018 rocket Electron on it’s second test launch from New Zealand successfully reached orbit. One of the payload was satellite Humanity star, which should be visible on the sky for less than a year. Wikipedia says: Humanity Star is a passive satellite, a geodesic sphere similar to a disco ball about 1 metre (3 ft) in diameter, […]
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Reflections on Star B-Q 2014

Published at http://rochesterskies.org/aNew/newsletter/rac-newsletter-2015-q1.pdf by Josef Chlachula On Saturday, October 25, 2014, it was a beautiful day in Rochester; quite warm with an azure blue sky. It was a perfect day for garden work in a T-shirt. That afternoon I decided that I would spend the upcoming night at a Star B-Q. If I understand it correctly, it was already the […]