Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is here. Check it out! As always, you can find past issues here. or at the link on the right side the page.

We have some upcoming events, including Astronomy in the Park every Wednesday, and observing at our dark-sky site on Saturday, September. Take a look at our calendar to the right, or our Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Astronomy in the Park CANCELLED

Due to rain (and a Riverdogs playoff game) we are forced to cancel Astronomy in the Park this evening. Please take a look at our calendar to the right for upcoming events, and don't forget about our membership meeting tomorrow night!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Membership Meeting

The Lowcountry Stargazers will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Also, some members will be meeting at Big Billy's Burger Joint at 6pm for a bite to eat before the meeting. Hope you can join us!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Newsletter

Our July newsletter is here. Take a look! You can always find previous issues by clicking this link, or the link on the right side of the page.

Recycle Those Eclipse Glasses

You can actually do some good with those eclipse glasses! 

Astronomers Without Borders has offered to take them off your hands so that children will be able to use them in future eclipses. The organization says it will soon announce a program dedicated to redistributing glasses to schools in Asia and South America, where there will be solar eclipses in 2019.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Post Eclipse Wrap-up

I hope everyone enjoyed the whole eclipse experience, whether you actually saw totality or not! I didn't, but that's ok - there's two more in Chile in the next three years, and an annular in the US after that. Then's there's one in seven years that people are talking about.

There were several photos posted on our Facebook Page that I wanted to share here for anyone who doesn't use Facebook. I ended up photographing the eclipse from my back yard. I considered driving to somewhere clear, but the traffic prediction were horrendous. As it turned out, it wasn't bad until the eclipse was over.

There ended up being lots of passing clouds during the approach to totality, and as the moment drew closer, a storm front slowly obscured my view minutes before totality!