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by Bsimon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Bogue Chitto State Park Star Gaze
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Bogue Chitto State Park Star Gaze

The outreach event scheduled for Bogue Chitto State Park on March 28th has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for September (Saturday the 19th).

Barry Simon
by Bsimon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Meade DS 16 Equatorial Mount - Free to good home
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Meade DS 16 Equatorial Mount - Free to good home

Walter Sarrat has this mount. Not those pictured, but the same model. Willing to give it to a good home. Please contact Walter at:

985 229-9101 (home)
or
985 514- 9219 (cell)
by Bsimon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20

The Spring Scrimmage is still on, however we will constantly be re-evaluating. There seems to be some interest in the Spring Scrimmage from those that cannot attend other star parties elsewhere due to CoVid-19 concerns. Additionally there may be a possibility that we will consider pushing back 4 wee...
by Bsimon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20

The Spring Scrimmage is still on. Certainly with everything seemingly being impacted by the CoronaVirus now we all have additional concerns. I will say that at White Horse we will be more spread out than you would be in a work environment or in a public venue like a Wal-Mart, etc. Assuming that we a...
by Bsimon
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Outreach Safety Measures in the Age of CoVid-19
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Outreach Safety Measures in the Age of CoVid-19

Call it what you will - Corona Virus, CoVid 19, Kung Flu. or a host of other names, CoronaVirus is uppermost in the news. While I personally think that the reaction has been a bit too much, particularly when it is compared to morbidity and mortality figures for influenza every year and as it relates...
by Bsimon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Deep South Spring Scrimmage - 4/22 to 4/26/20

The 2020 edition of our Deep South Spring Scrimmage begins 8 weeks from today on Thursday April 23rd. A few have asked about an extra day on the front end and if a few more are interested in that I believe we can add another day on the front end so we can run the Spring Scrimmage from Wednesday, Apr...
by Bsimon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: More Betelgeuse Information
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: More Betelgeuse Information

Sorry to disappoint those that were hoping that Betelgeuse would go super nova. It appears now that this long period variable is beginning to slowly get brighter again. Not much yet but trending up in brightness. Stick around for the next 1000 years or so and maybe a super nova is in the cards. The ...
by Bsimon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: More Betelgeuse Information
Replies: 3
Views: 116

More Betelgeuse Information

See this - good information plus photos and depictions -

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2003 ... Y9TBZiHfkU

Barry Simon
by Bsimon
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Follow-up to the February Meeting Program
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Follow-up to the February Meeting Program

Two points actually - 1) Betelgeuse dimming and what it might mean - bottom line, like the weather, the forecast is uncertain. Here is an article from "space.com" that expands upon the discussion: https://www.space.com/dimming-star-betelgeuse-red-giant-could-explode-supernova.html 2) Dates for the D...
by Bsimon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Program for the February Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Program for the February Meeting

The latest issue of PAS Times did not have anything about the program for the February meeting which is this Friday, the 7th. The program will be "Observing Southern Skies - the Night Sky from south of the Equator" This program was prompted by a recent trip my wife and I along with 8 other friends a...