[pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds

  • From: Tim Jones <timj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:50:38 -0700

Unfortunately, if we did, it would be binos and visual pointing with the green 
laser.  If these gusts can knock over a 24" redwood table, image what would 
happen to a 9-¼" SCT (or Eric's Dob)…

Tim

On Mar 2, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Terri wrote:

> If you could make it, Tim and Bob, would you, with these winds?
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> From: Tim Jones <timj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:34 PM
> Subject: [pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds
> 
> Bob and I can't make it, so I'll leave this up to others.
> 
> Tim
> 
> On Mar 2, 2012, at 12:33 PM, Terri wrote:
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>> Our event is 7:30 to 9:30 - we will be there 6pm for food,
>> but, if we can make it through 7:30 to 9:30 without
>> being blow away, then we might do it.
>> 
>> input?
>>  
>> Good friends are like stars. You don't always
>> see them, but you always know they are there.
>> Terri Phoenix Astronomical Society Event Coordinator
>> Visit the P.A.S. Blog & My Facebook
>> Private Music Instructor, Ascent Vending Company
>> Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Acai Berry
>> 
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>> From: Eric Steinberg <eric@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:16 PM
>> Subject: [pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds
>> 
>> NWS –  14 G24 at 4PM dropping to 11 G15 by 7 pm;  Intellicast is about the 
>> same…
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>> Accuweather – holds at 14 G24 through the evening
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>> From: pasmembers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:pasmembers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Terri
>> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 2:07 PM
>> To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds
>>  
>> Is it possible for the winds to die down by tonight, enough to have a 
>> successful event? What does your forecasts say?
>> Terri
>>  
>> Good friends are like stars. You don't always
>> see them, but you always know they are there.
>> Terri Phoenix Astronomical Society Event Coordinator
>> Visit the P.A.S. Blog & My Facebook
>> Private Music Instructor, Ascent Vending Company
>> Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with Acai Berry
>> 
>> From: Tim Jones <timj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 11:00 AM
>> Subject: [pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds
>>  
>> We're seeing gusts over 30MPH at my place right now (working from home).  
>> They knocked over my patio table.
>>  
>> Tim
>>  
>> On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:40 AM, Bob Christ wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> The winds will seriously degrade the seeing - so expect bright objects to 
>> look like celestial kaleidoscopes given the scope remains upright.
>>  
>> Bob Christ
>>  
>> On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:14 AM, insanas@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Terri, NOAA indicated 16 mph winds with gusts to 24 mph until 8 pm, then 
>> only 13 mph winds. It may be possible to set up just south of the school 
>> buildings since the winds are to be out of the north. That may give us 
>> somewhat of a wind break. The main objects we will be looking at are the 
>> moon, jupiter, venus and orion nebula, so a blocked Northern view won't 
>> hurt. We will have problems polar aligning, but with 500 people, we will 
>> probably only have one object per scope and they will be easy to find. If 
>> you decide to go ahead, we need to make sure all our scopes that rsvp'd will 
>> show. I don't want another year like last year when Frank and I were the 
>> only scopes with 500 people, it was very stressful. I am willing to try it 
>> tonight, but everyone needs to commit. If there is swirling dust, we just 
>> won't unload the cars.  Anyway, let everyone know if it is cancelled or not. 
>> Take care, Sam
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