The second member night at CRO in October is on Saturday, October 14.
The Annular Solar Eclipse is this day and many of our CRO members will not be here this night. Regular Club members need to check back here to ensure that a CRO member will be opening CRO this night before driving to the observatory.
Sunset is at 1900 (7:00pm). Nautical twilight begins at 1926. Astronomical twilight begins at 1955. Twilight ends and true night begins at 2025.
The moon sets at 1903 (7:03PM) and is a new moon. This will be a very dark night for observing!
Check the weather forecasts and check back here to ensure it will be good viewing weather and CRO will be open.
If anyone is coming that can open the 14” or 30” scopes, please post on here that you will be attending and it will be open.
If you’re planning to come out, please post on here that you are coming.
If you want to be guided to CRO, please post here and check back to see if a CRO member can meet and guide you. CRO members, please post what time you can meet any members needing guides. Please make arrangements to meet directly with whoever will be guiding you.
The location of the observatory is also now searchable in both Google Maps and Apple Maps. Search for Cheddar Ranch Observatory, Watonga, OK, and it should appear and give you directions if you want. It might also appear in your GPS app/program.
Clear and dark skies!