Star gazing - Cancel due to overcast

The weather just will not cooperate this weekend. The Willingboro Astronomical Society has cancel the Star Watching tonight. (very disappointed)

If anyone is interested, several of us are going to Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet for dinner.

Address: 1419 Blackwood Clementon Rd, Clementon NJ 08021

Across from Kmart behind Wells Fargo Bank in the Commerce Square

Time: 5:30pm

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Link: http://www.wasociety.us/

Willingboro Astronomical Society at Batsto Village.

• The astronomers who will be in attendance are very friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the night sky!

• Look through a variety of telescopes at planets, star clusters and galaxies and discuss what you are looking at with a knowledgeable person.

• Learn about the constellations - you don't need telescopes or binoculars for these.

Etiquette and safety - following a few simple rules will maintain an adequate level of safety and improve the general experience:

• Do not drive your vehicle near the telescopes. This area is dark and you might accidentally hit an attendee or astronomy equipment.

• Flashlights are welcome but keep them pointed at the ground. It takes time for your eyes to adapt to the dark so you can see the fainter objects in a telescope such as galaxies. Having someone shine their flashlight in your eyes will reduce your dark adaptation for awhile.

•  Do not touch the telescopes. Not because you will damage any of the telescopes but you may move the telescope off the object it is aimed at and it takes time for the operator to reacquire the object.

• Cameras - it is ok to bring cameras but don't use a flash. If you wish, bring a tripod and one of our club members will show you how to image the night sky.

Wonders of August night sky



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  • Karen

    To All,
    If Willingboro Astronomical Society cancel the star watching due to weather. Here is the
    backup plan - Dinner at Teppanyaki Grill & supreme buffet, Address : 1419 BlackWood Clementon RD., Clementon, NJ 08021
    Across From Kmart Behind Wells Fargo Bank
    in the Commerce square
    Time : 5:30 pm

    August 1, 2014

    • Donna

      I can't make it for dinner. I already had made some dinner plans for before the ride to Batsto.

      August 2, 2014

    • Jenny

      I'll be there!

      August 2, 2014

  • Dawn

    Is this event cancel?

    August 2, 2014

    • Dawn

      Oh ok it is.. :(

      August 2, 2014

  • Rosemary M.

    Can I still catch a ride with someone from Olive Garden? Not familiar with Clementon. Thanks.

    August 2, 2014

  • joan

    I sincerely hope this event does not have to be canceled because of rain...i really want to go!!!!

    August 1, 2014

  • Sean F.

    If anyone is going / driving from the ocean county area please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Sean

    August 1, 2014

  • Nancy H.

    I will have to see you all next time. Thanks Karen for posting this event. I hope the weather cooperates.

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow I'm a little late..... is there still room to carpool from Olive Garden? Is it the one in Voorhees?

    July 30, 2014

    • Jenny

      Karleen, I live really close to the Olive Garden in Voorhees. If you want to meet there, we could car pool. I don't mind driving at all.

      July 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok Thanks anyway Jennifer - The Deptford area is closer to me....are we meeting at 7?

      July 31, 2014

  • Karen

    I would like to meet at 7:00 pm because the sunset will be around 8:10 pm. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Batsto Village.

    July 30, 2014

    • Donna

      See you at 7:00!!

      July 31, 2014

  • Jenny

    I live really close to the Olive Garden in Voorhees. If you want to meet there, we could car pool. I don't mind driving at all.

    July 30, 2014

  • Karen

    The Willingboro Astronomical Society will make the official decision late on Saturday morning . It will be posted by noon on their website.
    Link: http://was society.us/

    July 30, 2014

  • Karen

    Good point Mario! I didn't even thought about the weather. Just check the website, they will post if they cancels the event due to bad weather. So everyone, keep your finger across.

    July 30, 2014

  • Mario

    Is this rain or shine? It looks like we may get some rain.

    July 30, 2014

  • joan

    I am coming from the south, & I probably will be leaving before rest...so i shall meet you guys there...I will be arriving around 7:30pm...but if anyone wants to ride with me, please contact me

    July 30, 2014

  • Karen

    The Willingboro Astronomical Society will be conducting it, the schedule time is from 8:00 - 11:00

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Donna

    Karen, What time are we meeting??

    July 30, 2014

  • Rosemary M.

    I would like to stay til the end. Is there room for me to carpool from Olive Garden?

    July 29, 2014

    • Karen

      yes, we have room for you.

      July 29, 2014

    • Rosemary M.

      Thanks so much!

      July 29, 2014

  • Karen

    Hi All, trying to see who wants to carpool.

    1 · July 28, 2014

    • Donna

      Thanks!! It's been a long time since I have been anywhere. I am now out of the boot an into a brace so I am more mobil !! YEAH!!!!!!

      July 29, 2014

    • Nancy H.

      I have just RSVP'd and would like to meet you all at the Olive Garden. I am willing to drive, just didn't want to make the drive by myself! :-)

      July 29, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I am looking forward to this fun and interesting event!!

    July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to this event!!!

    July 25, 2014

  • Sherri

    wow - this sounds AWESOME ! I don't know how to recognize the constellations - this is exciting ! thanks for organizing this event. VERY different and interesting.

    July 14, 2014

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