Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Due to Hurricane Matthew, the Lowcountry Stargazers are cancelling this week's scheduled events. This includes tonight's Astronomy in the Park, Thursday's membership meeting, and Saturday's event at Mullet Hall. Stay safe, everybody!
Monday, October 3, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Have you heard of iridium flares? There are 66 satellites in orbit, owned by Iridium Communications, used for satellite phone communication. These satellites have three door-sized antennas that occasionally reflect the sun's light, which is seen as a flare from earth.
There are a few good chances during the next couple of days to witness one of these satellite flares: Sunday night around 8:42pm will be the first opportunity. Monday night brings two more chances - at 8:36pm and again at 8:37pm. Check the site below for details. Happy satellite hunting!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
If there's one thing that's almost certain in Charleston, it is rain. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we have to cancel tonight's Astronomy in the Park. And on the 27th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo no less. Hopefully next week will be better. Fingers crossed!