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Jonathan Sabin

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Sidewalk Astronomy for October
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:10:28 am »
Weather permitting, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 starting at 7:15 p.m., and continuing until at least 10:15 p.m., we will set up our scopes for public observing at the Robinson Preserve Expansion Area in Northwest Bradenton.

The event will be held in the parking area accessed from Robinson Preserve's 9th Avenue NW entrance (10299 9th Avenue NW in Bradenton), a location that enjoys an incredible wide expanse of the nighttime sky. (The Preserve's main entrance at 17th Avenue will not be open or accessible during the evening.)

Observing highlights include the spectacular ringed planet Saturn, as well as the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The first quarter moon and other deep-sky wonders will also be viewed through the member's telescopes.

As always, Sidewalk Astronomy is free of charge and is open to people of all ages.

See you there!
Jonathan Sabin,
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Re: Sidewalk Astronomy for October ---IT'S A "GO!"
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 01:02:54 pm »
Good(ish) news everyone! 😉

I'm calling this evening's Sidewalk Astronomy event at Robinson Preserve a GO! (With caveats)

The forecast for this evening is likely to include some pretty heavy cloud cover (though almost zero chance of rain) in the first part of the evening... at least until 8:00 p.m. or so.

After 8:00 p.m., and until we've wrapped things up around 10:30, we should have enough of a clear sky (with scattered clouds thrown in) to be able to observe.

Keep your fingers crossed that I'm at least somewhat close with this forecast, and we'll see you out there!
Jonathan Sabin,
LGDSO President