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Sky Safari on sale FYI, the android app Sky Safari 4 is on sale for half price until April 21. The plus version is currently $8 and includes stars down to 11th magnitude. The
dean_nsas
11:57 PM
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Re: Badlands star party? Either date works for me. As Mike mentioned, 40 minutes difference in sunset between the 2 dates.. Probably better chance of lower humidity and fewer clouds
rkramer
Apr 14
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Re: Badlands star party? That weekend will be tough for me as I'll just be getting back from a conference on either the 25th or 26th. Plus that early in the summer, and there is very
Michael Gerszewski
Apr 14
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meeting and lunar eclipse The club meeting will be April 14 at 7PM in the Agassiz room of the Memorial Union. Later, at 1AM Tuesday morning, there will be a lunar eclipse. Totality
dean_nsas
Apr 14
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Re: Badlands star party? I haven't talked to or heard from the park about this year. I wasn't sure how much interest there was considering the increased light pollution. If there is
dean_nsas
Apr 14
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Re: Badlands star party? Doesn't help with the North Unit any, but it looks like the Dakota Skies/South Unit is already scheduled for Sept 19-21.
rkramer
Apr 8
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Badlands star party? I'm starting to plan my summer vacation time, and I'm wondering when the Badlands Star Party is this year? I'm guessing around August 22-23, but just want to
Michael Gerszewski
Apr 7
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Re: (unknown) Looks like there will be a good pass of the ISS tonight as well, but given that's at 9:15 pm local time, the talk may not be done by then:
    John Nordlie
    Apr 7
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    (no subject) Hi, The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday April 7 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116. The
    Wayne Barkhouse
    Apr 2
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    astronomy club meeting Our meeting today (March 10) will be in Witmer Hall, room 116, at 7PM. I will be giving the monthly talk at 8PM after the meeting.
    dean_nsas
    Mar 9
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    Astronomy Public Talk Mar. 10 @ 8 PM Hi, The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday March 10 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116.
    Wayne Barkhouse
    Mar 6
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    aurora saw some Northern lights from the highway
    dean_nsas
    Feb 18
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    Club Meeting The February club meeting will be this following Monday in the Agassiz room in the Memorial Union. We will have a short meeting so we can catch the 8PM talk
    dean_nsas
    Feb 7
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    Astronomy Public Talk Feb. 10 @ 8 PM Hi, The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday February 10 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116.
    wbarkhouse
    Feb 6
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    m82 supernova A supernova has just been discovered in M82. Magnitude 11.5. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/Bright-Supernova-in-M82-241477661.html
    dean_nsas
    Jan 22
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    astro meeting tonight Whoops, I forgot to schedule a room in the Union for this month's meeting. I expect the meeting to be small so I was thinking we could meet at a restaurant
    dean_nsas
    Jan 13
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    giant sunspot If you have eclipse glasses, there is a giant sunspot easily visible near the center of the Sun.
    dean_nsas
    Jan 6
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    astronomy meeting Our December meeting will be tonight, Dec 9, at 7PM in the Mandan room in the Memorial Union.
    dean_nsas
    Dec 8, 2013
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    comet lovejoy Comet ISON fell apart as it passed by the Sun but Comet Lovejoy has brightened. I was able to see it tonight at 6PM from town in my 11x70 binoculars.
    dean_nsas
    Dec 6, 2013
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    Re: November meeting postponed The meeting will be in Witmer Hall so that we will be there for the talk afterward. ... Due to the veteran's day holiday, the November astronomy club meeting
    dean_nsas
    Nov 18, 2013
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    Astronomy Talk Nov. 18 @ 8 PM Hi, The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday November 18 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116.
    wbarkhouse
    Nov 14, 2013
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    November meeting postponed Due to the veteran's day holiday, the November astronomy club meeting will be a week later than usual: November 18. Also on that day is the monthly astronomy
    dean_nsas
    Nov 10, 2013
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    New 20-inch Telescope Hi, In case you are interested, the largest telescope in North Dakota will be dedicated this Friday. Details can be found at:
    wbarkhouse
    Oct 31, 2013
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    comet linear outburst Looks like we might have another comet Holmes. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Comet-Brightens-100-Times-to-8th-magnitude-228952981.html
    dean_nsas
    Oct 24, 2013
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    meeting and talk tonight The October astronomy club meeting will be tonight (Oct 14) in Witmer Hall room 116 at 7PM. The location is different this month because there is an astronomy
    dean_nsas
    Oct 14, 2013
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    Astronomy Talk Monday October 14 @ 8 PM The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday October 14 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116. The
    wbarkhouse
    Oct 7, 2013
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    star parties The star party planned for tonight, October 4 is canceled due to rain. However, there is a planned star party next Monday, October 7 for the Draconid meteor
    dean_nsas
    Oct 4, 2013
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    Astronomy Public Talk September 16 @ 8 PM The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday September 16 at 8 PM in Witmer Hall, room 116.
    wbarkhouse
    Sep 9, 2013
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    September meeting NSAS will have its monthly meeting tonight, September 9, at 7PM in the Memorial Union, Agassiz room.
    dean_nsas
    Sep 9, 2013
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    Nova Delphini I found the nova in binoculars tonight from my backyard. This was my first nova and was quite easy. I stacked a series of unguided 2-second pictures to make
    dean_nsas
    Aug 16, 2013
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