Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday
9/5/2015 at 4:00 PM:
Forecast calls for clouds to dissipate, clear skies
The observatory will be open at 7:30 pm for views of
we start the presentation promptly at 8:00pm.
the ACA Observatory
Presentation: Mathematical Illustration of Time Dilation
Observing session to follow:
Summertime Open Clusters
Special notes about this event from our Observatory
If we wish
to travel to the stars, we'll need to take advantage of
time dilation to get there. This talk is not a traditional
and will take you back to your high school days in math
class. Please arrive on time
as we will first discuss historical experiments
which will give better insight into the illustration of time
Observing session will follow featuring Summertime Open
.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:
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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic
. Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...
New feature: The "T"
on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of
transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.
Jet Stream (updates
automatically to latest available image) The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air) If
we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area. If
we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.