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Night Sky NewsLunar Observing and Lecture - Mill of Kintail Night Sky Course

Lunar Observing and Lecture – Mill of Kintail Night Sky Course

Friday Aug 24 2012

11pm EDT

Bridge over the Indian River – Mill of Kintail

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First Quarter Moon Finally!

 Well, it finally did clear folks! As I was cycling home, a beautiful orange first
quarter moon shone its light on my path…

Sigh.

Well, we'll have another opportunity this week coming up. However it will be full moon – no terminators to peer through..

I have posted the notes covering the material we did last night:

https://millstonenews.com/2012/08/the-night-sky-at-the-mill-of-kintail.html

Namely…

Lecture 2 Materials 

Here is lecture 2:Download AstrocourseFall2012lec2

Here is a lecture on the Moon and First Quarter Lunar Observations:

Download MoonFall2012

Here are the 2 videos on the moon courtesy Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter:

Tour of the Moon

Lunar Evolution

Here are some sample Lunar Exercises 

Download LunarSampleExercises

 

./pat

 

Hello Night Sky Friends

Assuming the weather is clear we will be doing lunar observing before the lecture.

Where: Mill of Kintail Gatehouse

When: 7:30

Here are images of what the first quarter moon will look like courtesy Stellarium. 

Make sure you bring a jacket and waterproof footware as it can get chilly .

The lecture notes are posted here:

http://millstone.typepad.com/files/astrocoursefall2012lec2.pdf
http://millstone.typepad.com/files/moonfall2012.pdf

 

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First Quarter Moon, and planets  at 9-10 pm Aug 24 2012

 

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Telescopic view – also courtesy Stellarium

(Not as good as the real thing through the eyepiece!)

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