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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


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…


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:


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




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:



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



Telescopic view – also courtesy Stellarium

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




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