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Outreach Programs / Public Sky Observing at Oxbow Park
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:32:30 PM »
Just wanted to say that our 12/6/2019 outreach at Oxbow Park was interesting and enjoyable!  Josef has posted cool pics of the event on our website already.  Our outing happened to coincide with Oxbow's ZooDazzle.  While there were bright lights all around and high clouds many of the ZooDazzle attendants were interested in looking at the moon through our telescopes.  Many of these people had never looked through a telescope before.  Other future Oxbow outreach encounters will be done under darker skies (and probably with less of the public attending) ... but that's OK too.

Star Parties / 2019 nebraska star party
« on: July 20, 2019, 03:34:27 PM »
Is there anyone else going to the 2019 Nebraska Star Party?

RAC Events / Oxbow Park status post flooding rains
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:56:29 PM »
The Friends of Oxbow have posted this image of Oxbow Park during the recent flooding rains.  It appears to be near at the visitor center parking area and presentation hall.  Flood waters have gone a bit down since then but we should monitor the situation re the next club meeting.  For myself I am donating some $ and time to aid in the cleanup.

General Discussion / Armchair Observations
« on: October 06, 2017, 11:20:39 AM »
Not sure if there has been a past topic that would be a home for this post but missions such as SOHO continue to provide useful visual ephemerides of the sun and inner solar system objects.  Daily images provide current sunspot locations for example.  Images from August 21 provided context for what we observed during totality.  The LASCO C3 observations viewed in the SOHO Movie theater for the last week for example shows (on Sept 26th) what appears to be a tiny comet like body vaporizing into the sun and then the planet Mercury (on Sept 28th) as it swings in approaching superior conjunction.  (to see this, highlight the LASCO C3 observations and put in the dates 2017-09-26 to 2017-10-06 and play the images at a fast rate).  A few CME's also appear during this period.

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