Last week I received an email from Allison who was working on an infographic on the problem of global warming. I looked it over and it looks pretty good, so I'm sharing it on my blog at her request.
|(Click to see infographic)|
I often get emails to our club site from people asking "when is your next star party?" I never have a really good answer for them other than nicely saying something like "we don't even try anymore since we'll end up with more cancelled events rather than viewings." If scheduling a public viewing would cause skies to clear, we would do it a couple times a month! But again, even during the summers over the last several years, we hardly get reliable weather to do this. A couple summers ago, I worked for about a month to do a star party for a school group in Maple Valley - in early summer even - and after 4 tries had to give up due to weather.
Anyway, read the infographic link below to see the full size view and see if you agree also. I think I would add a line to that says "less clear nights for Northwest Astronomers" to that graphic!