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IYA Logo 2009  IYA Logo 2009  dark skies logo_dsa_tn.jpg

new Updated entire web site - fixed broken links February 15, 2009
new 71" Telescope  Not Portable - Being built by "Group 70 Project " Amateur Astronomers - mirror finished. Mechanicals in construction
new 43.3" Dob  Portable - Belgian amateur astronomer Robert Houdart - possibly 2009
new 42" Dob  Portable - Dr. Erhard Hänssgen built the 42 inch in Germany 2003
new 41.2" Dob  41.2" Dob  Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Dan Bakken 1996
new 40" Dob  40" Dob  Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Steve Swayze

Public Star Party:  Friday March 20, and 27, 2009
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday March 20 , and 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party: March 20 and 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night - Weather permitting

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night: Saturday, April 25, 2009  Dusk to 11 pm.

Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (Novac) Public Observing Session: March 21, 2009   at CM Crockett Park.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society (SAS)   at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - March 28, 2009   7:00 pm till 3:00 am.

Shenandoah Valley Stargazers (SVS) Public Observing Session: None Listed

TriState Astronomers: April 17 and 18, 2009   Antietam Battlefield Star Party

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Meetings

National Capital Astronomers and National Capital Astronomers Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the University of Maryland.  

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club March 8, 2009 -  Meetings held 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society     Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.   Meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Shenandoah Valley Stargazers No Meetings.

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:30pm. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

Westminster Astronomical Society Next meeting: March 11, 2009 at the Bear Branch Nature Center.at 7:30pm.


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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2009 Winter/Spring Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 16, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 23, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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IYA Logo 2009  IYA Logo 2009  dark skies logo_dsa_tn.jpg

new Updated entire web site - fixed broken links February 15, 2009
new 71" Telescope  Not Portable - Being built by "Group 70 Project " Amateur Astronomers - mirror finished. Mechanicals in construction
new 43.3" Dob  Portable - Belgian amateur astronomer Robert Houdart - possibly 2009
new 42" Dob  Portable - Dr. Erhard Hänssgen built the 42 inch in Germany 2003
new 41.2" Dob  41.2" Dob  Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Dan Bakken 1996
new 40" Dob  40" Dob  Portable - built by Amateur Astronomer Steve Swayze

Public Star Party:  Friday February 20, and 27, 2009
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday February 20 , and 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party: February 20 and 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society   at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session: February 21, 2009 at CM Crockett Park.

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night: None listed.

TriState Astronomers: Thursday, February 26, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Renfrew Park museum house in Waynesboro, PA

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society     Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.   Meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

National Capital Astronomers and National Capital Astronomers Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the University of Maryland.  

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club None listed -  Meetings held 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm.

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at 7:30pm. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

Westminster Astronomical Society Next meeting: February 11th, 2009 at the Bear Branch Nature Center.at 7:30pm.


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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2009 Winter/Spring Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 16, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 23, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes

Public Star Party:  Friday January 16, and 23, 2009
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday January 16, and 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

horizontal line

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party: January 16 and 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session: None listed

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night: None listed.

TriState Astronomers: None listed

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, January 14at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.   Meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

National Capital Astronomers Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the University of Maryland.  Meetings held 2nd Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm.  Meetings held 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm.

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: January 21, 2009 at 7:30pm. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

Westminster Astronomical Society Next meeting: January 14, 2009 at the Bear Branch Nature Center.at 7:30pm.


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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2009 Winter/Spring Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 16, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 23, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 20, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 27, 2009

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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