[pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds

  • From: Tim Jones <timj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 11:00:18 -0700

We're seeing gusts over 30MPH at my place right now (working from home).  They 
knocked over my patio table.


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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