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Event: [Jun 3, 2016] Outreach Open Night (West Melton, Canterbury)

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by CAS Admin, May 30, 2016.

Outreach Open Night
Posted By CAS Admin

R. F. Joyce Observatory
218 Bells Rd, West Melton 7671, New Zealand
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 07:30 PM
(ends Friday, June 3, 2016 - 09:00 PM)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland

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Start: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 07:30 PM
End: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 09:00 PM
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  1. CAS Admin

    CAS Admin Administrator CAS Member CAS Committee

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    Opening will be dependent on the weather, so please check back here before heading out to the observatory. We will post a status update before 6:45pm confirming whether we are open or not. We are open for individuals and groups less than 10 people (no booking needed, just turn up). If your group is between 10 and 35 people, please see Outreach: - Open Nights

    The moon is NOT visible on this evening making conditions suitable for deep sky and planetary observations.
    For additional information about your visit, cost and what to bring, please see Canterbury Astronomical Society & Outreach

    If you are a visitor intending to come, please use the RSVP system. If you click on TOOLS you can add the event to your iCal or calendar

    CAS Members, please use the also RSVP for each date to confirm that you can or cannot attend as this helps ascertain the number of helpers available on the date
     
  2. Grant

    Grant CAS Webmaster CAS Member CAS Committee

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    Weather for Friday is currently looking good (for a change). The last few forecasts have the large hole in the clouds sitting right on top of us. I'm hoping it will stay that way over the next 48 hours. Here is the chart for 6pm on Friday - click to enlarge

    2016060100H054_NZ00_SFC.jpg
     
  3. Rob Glassey

    Rob Glassey CAS Vice President CAS Member CAS Committee

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    Yip, it should be awesome!

    It will probably be a BIG night, with lots of interest in Mars. With Saturn and Jupiter as well, and a dark, still sky, it should be a pretty spectacular show! We're going to need a few more volunteers, especially a few BYO scopes, or people to run a few of ours.

    Rob
     

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