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(Slate)   Major meteor shower predicted to peak over North America this Friday night, and it could be the best one of the year. You should go outside and take a look. Fark will still be here when you get back   (slate.com) divider line 19
    More: Cool, North America, meteor showers, Sky & Telescope, big dipper, white light, eyepiece, blue-green, planetarium  
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2014-05-20 09:16:00 AM
Maybe I'll haul out the 2 meter all-mode radio and see if I can work some meteor scatter via FSK441.  That's one communications mode (meteor scatter) I haven't really tried yet.
 
2014-05-20 09:46:25 AM
You say that like one won't hit the server.  I'll stay inside and make sure.
 
2014-05-20 09:55:34 AM
http://cleardarksky.com/csk/ To check your area for clear skies.

http://www.observingsites.com/ If you want to go somewhere darker than your backyard.

http://www.darksky.org/introductory-programs/dark-sky-finder-and-des ti nations  For a list of truly dark sky sites.
 
2014-05-20 10:01:11 AM
 
2014-05-20 10:25:38 AM
Yeah thanks universe, I never seem to have good weather for meteor showers and now this one comes along, the weather looks good, and I happen to be in South America.
 
2014-05-20 10:28:16 AM
There's a 30% chance of rain Friday and Saturday for my town.

Of course.....
 
2014-05-20 10:34:12 AM

Egoy3k: Yeah thanks universe, I never seem to have good weather for meteor showers and now this one comes along, the weather looks good, and I happen to be in South America.


No problem, just look down.
 
2014-05-20 10:35:45 AM

DON.MAC: You say that like one won't hit the server.  I'll stay inside and make sure.


Cover the server in plastic, for easier cleanup after you take one for us.
Thanks, man.
 
2014-05-20 10:39:56 AM
Living in Washington state, the only astronomical event I expect to see would be a close supernova.....
 
2014-05-20 10:41:08 AM

WelldeadLink: Cover the server in plastic, for easier cleanup after you take one for us.


It will overheat and crash.... Fark servers must not crash....
 
2014-05-20 10:46:31 AM
awesome!  I love this stuff
 
2014-05-20 11:03:32 AM
The weather is supposed to be perfect in my area that night and my parent's farm has an unobstructed view to the north.  Plus the sky is reasonably free of light pollution, so I'm hoping for a really good show.  I've invited my friends and their kids out and we are making a party out of it. It should be a great time!
 
2014-05-20 11:30:57 AM

DON.MAC: WelldeadLink: Cover the server in plastic, for easier cleanup after you take one for us.

It will overheat and crash.... Fark servers must not crash....


My bad. I forgot that Fark servers must already be waterproof, scotchproof, foam resistant.
 
2014-05-20 11:31:35 AM
Now thats some news you can use
 
2014-05-20 12:00:21 PM
Looks like we'll have a cold front come through the day before, so we might have good skies for this. Time to lose some sleep!
 
2014-05-20 12:09:41 PM
Rain in the forecast.  :(
 
2014-05-20 05:59:49 PM

dittybopper: Maybe I'll haul out the 2 meter all-mode radio and see if I can work some meteor scatter via FSK441.  That's one communications mode (meteor scatter) I haven't really tried yet.


I may have to give that a go as well, but I'm not sure how well my dinky vertical will perform for it.
 
2014-05-20 06:11:11 PM
Just happen to have a public astronomy event scheduled for that night--a rare case of perfect timing.  Of course, it'll probably be cloudy.
 
2014-05-21 12:06:50 AM
What is this "outside" of which you speak?
 
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