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Look Up KC – See Comet Lovejoy This Friday Evening

Reposted from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City‘s Powell Observatory web page: Powell Observatory will be open to the public for viewing of Comet Lovejoy from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  Naked eye, binocular and telescopic … Continue reading

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Less Than Three Years to Prepare

For once, I live in just about the best spot to observe a total solar eclipse. The center line for the eclipse coming in August 2017 is just a few miles north of where I live.  That being said, the … Continue reading

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ASOD: Postcard from 1st International Sun Day (22 Jun 2014)

I spied a wonderful ‘postcard’ from Varages in southeastern France via the Astronomy Sketch of the Day this morning: I especially like the foreground sketches. The sun was ‘quiet’ on Sunday. http://www.asod.info/?p=12576

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Sun Dogs on Snow Day

The day after the Kansas City metro area got nearly a foot of snow dumped on it, I ventured out to return to work.  Most of the local schools and some businesses remained closed that day, but not my employer … Continue reading

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Huge Sunspot Group Now Observable – Homepage Observing – SkyandTelescope.com

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Huge-Sunspot-Group-Now-Observable-238722851.html Right about now I’m regretting the decision to return the Dob back to the club. It was great for solar observing. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: The Weakest Solar Cycle in 100 Years

The Weakest Solar Cycle in 100 Years http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/The-Weakest-Solar-Cycle-in-100-Years-216752671.html

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Daytime Observing: Part Two

Just before one o’clock, I took a break from prepping the purple bedroom for ceiling painting and went down to the lower patio to try some solar observing with the XT8.  The telescope was still in the shade (barely) but … Continue reading

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