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2012 HAL & Regional Star Parties Plus HAL Outreach Event Reports

Click link on bold, gold, underlined past dates for Star Party Reports and/or Photos)

Month Date Invitees Host Views/Events
March 3 Public Ed Crawford Special Event - Mars Opposition
March 17 Members Only Ron Lee Great turn-out but lots of light dome
March 31 Public Ron Lee Clouds and Comraderie
April 14 Members Only Peter Friedman Clouded Out
April 28 Public David Stein Clouded Out
May 12

Members Only

Philip Browne No Report Provided
May 19 Public David Stein Galaxies (M51, M81+82,Virgo, NGC4565), Mars, Saturn
June 16 Members Only Peter Friedman  
June 30 Public Ernie Mudd Derecho Doomed, Only four attendees
July 14 Members Only Chris Todd Clouded Out
July 21 Public Bob Prokop Star-B-Q followed by Binocular Night: Clouded out.
August 11 Public Chris Todd Nothing but clouds except for a short window at 3AM
August 18 Members Only Garry Ingle Good observing, no clouds.
August 25 Public Garry Ingle Clouds
September 15 Members Only Wayne Baggett High clouds, sucker holes - a marginal observing evening
September 22 Public Chris Todd Moon, M57, M13, M15
October 13 Members Only Philip Browne Clouds early, cleared later
October 27 Public Chris Todd Cubs Scouts and clouds with full moon trying to poke through
November 10 Members Only Dwane Miles Clear Skies, Observed Jupiter, 14 scopes set up.
November 17 Public Chris Todd Jupiter

2012 Outreach Star Party Event Reports

Click on bold, gold underlined events for full reports and photographs where available

Event Co-Sponsor
Where
When
Host
Library Outreach HoCo Library
Howard County Central Library
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

April 2, 2012, 7:30PM
Rain Date: April 3rd

David Stein
Greenfest HCC / HoCo
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044-3197

April 14, 2012
10AM-4PM

Bob Prokop
Skywatch HCC
Alpha Ridge Park in conjunction with normal HAL Pubic Star Party

April 28th

Venus Transit Howard Conservancy
Alpha Ridge Park

June 5, 2012
5:30PM to sunset

HAL
Library Outreach
Solar Viewing

HoCo Library
Howard County Central Library
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

June 16, 2012, 1-4PM
No Rain Date

Joel Goodman
Solar Sunday Robinson Nature Center

Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

July 8, 2012
Noon-4PM
Joel Goodman
Library Outreach
Solar Viewing

HoCo Library
Howard County Central Library
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

July 14, 2012, 2:30-4PM
No Rain Date

Joel Goodman
Perseid Meteors NA

Alpha Ridge Park
Marriottsville, MD

August 11
Dusk until way past midnight

Chris Todd
Library Outreach HoCo Library
Howard County Central Library
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

Oct 22, 2012, 7-9PM
Rain Date: Oct 23rd

David Stein

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