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Saturday August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Event Report:

We had a fabulous time at Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society's OTAA event last night. The food was good & plentiful. Dr. John Feldmeier gave a talk on his research using the Hobby Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory. All groups gave an update on club activities. Dave Jessie talked for ACA explaining about our outreach programs at Camp Carl & Camp Cheerful and star parties at our observatory. To top off the event, the skies were perfect and all instruments at Cortese Observatory were operational. I was fortunate to be able to operate the 12.5" Newtonian which gave amazing views of Saturn, Great Hercules Cluster, Ring Nebula, and Albireo. The Milky Way was easily visible and forerunners of the Perseid Meteor Shower were showing up to highlight the evening with one leaving a spectacular smoke trail.

MVAS* OTAA* Convention
at the Cortese Observatory
in Newton Falls, Ohio


Observe, Visit, Eat, Learn!
One of our favorite events of the year!
Bring a dish to share for dinner with
fellow attendees. Door prizes.
Lots of fun!!

*MVAS - Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society
Ohio Turnpike Astronomers Association

Note: This event will occur rain or shine
Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to MVAS's Observatory

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MVAS OTAA convention including full details

Visible satellite passes from the MVAS Cortese Observatory:


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The darker blue the squares are, the better the viewing!

Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the MVAS Cortese Observatory on this date...

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.


Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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.

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