[pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds

  • From: Terri <cosmicstarstuff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 11:07:20 -0800 (PST)

Is it possible for the winds to die down by tonight, enough to have a 
successful event? What does your forecasts say?
Terri
 
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> 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
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>We're seeing gusts over 30MPH at my place right now (working from home).  They 
>knocked over my patio table.
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>Tim
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>On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:40 AM, Bob Christ wrote:
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>The winds will seriously degrade the seeing - so expect bright objects to look 
>like celestial kaleidoscopes given the scope remains upright.
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>>Bob Christ
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>>On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:14 AM, insanas@xxxxxxx wrote:
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>>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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