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    darn, I was awake, but forgot. I missed it.
    (My cat woke me up, I couldn't figure out why. Her food was full, her litter was clean, she had toys..... I figured she was reminding me to take my medications. I should have just wandered outside.

    I've seen circumpolar and W-E satellites cross paths above my house. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate! (Oops, wrong second reference)

    I love the nighttime sky. Our last two comets have disappointed me, but I've seen such SPECTACULAR meteor showers!!! They gave me eye-worms (like visual ear-worms).

    Stars, planets, man-made reflectors. I like to watch. (What movie was that from? Ah! Being There!)
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    Heard about this @ Geek Meet '12!
    UH Institute for Astrononmy is holding another open house.
    Sunday April 29th 11am to 4pm
    2680 Woodlawn Drive, Manoa
    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu

    I went a few years ago and had a blast! I'm going again... how 'bout you?!
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    Meteor shower coming up again, night of the 21st, next Saturday, if my figures are right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Meteor shower coming up again, night of the 21st, next Saturday, if my figures are right.
    Yes, the Lyrids. NE part of the sky, best after 10 pm until dawn Sunday. Also, with a new moon at that time, the skies will be darker.

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    Legos Space Station

    Taken today at the UH Astronomy Open House... another sighting of Pzarquon and lovely daughter.

    We really had fun! Lots of exhibits, few photos. And even found a couple of Geocaches nearby!

    A Flickr Set
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    Sunday, May 20, about 3pm we get a partial eclipse.

    Sat May 26 is a Lahaina Noon, 12:28 in Honolulu.

    All from the Honolulu Star Bulletin....
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    The big event coming up for astronomers is the Transit of Venus on June 5.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus

    The IfA and other local astronomy groups are planning a number of special events around it. We're going to feature it on our HPR show on Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Stargazers, call in with your questions and comments!

    And yes, good to see you and your 'ohana, Menehune Man!

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    Transit of Venus event at Bishop Museum and info...
    http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpos...5&postcount=73
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    International Space Station sightings!
    I saw it tonight from the museum's Great Lawn and it will be seen for the next two nights from Oahu (plus more?). http://www.heavens-above.com/?Sessio...gfiogafeaefial

    ISS - Visible Passes | Home | Info. | Orbit | Help |
    Search period start: 01 May 2012 00:00
    Search period end: 11 May 2012 00:00
    Location: unnamed, 21.5725N, 157.9361W
    Orbit: 388 x 401 km, 51.6 (Epoch: 01 May)


    Date Brightness Start Highest point End
    (mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
    01 May -2.7 19:39:43 10 NNW 19:42:48 40 NE 19:44:49 18 ESE
    02 May -1.2 20:20:52 10 WNW 20:23:23 21 SW 20:24:35 17 SSW
    03 May -3.0 19:24:47 10 NW 19:27:59 63 SW 19:31:10 10 SSE


    Hope you see it too!
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    Path for tonights viewing... NW to SE


    Tomorrow night's is similar...
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    Saturday night, and probably tonight/Sunday as well, will be another AAARRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO moment http://www.christianpost.com/news/su...he-year-74297/

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    The best shot I got of the 'super moon' tonight.
    Then had to be artsy with it to make the shot work.


    All I messed with is Contrast, Brightness, and Saturation.
    Last edited by Menehune Man; May 5th, 2012 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Added what I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahi Waina View Post
    ... Curious if you can see the southern cross this time of year.
    Believe it's seen from Hawai'i from March to July.
    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...802240344.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Your capture of the perigee resembles a Leeteg-esque black velvet painting, great reference material!

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