Physics of Weather: What a View
I spent Saturday Afternoon at Bergen Community College in Paramus with Physics teachers talking about weather. It was fun to talk twisters, rainbows, updrafts and raining frogs. Thanks to everyone who came out (the teachers actually got continuing education credits!) The best part of the day was Bergen Community College's Astronomy program has these amazing telescopes and they set them up to view SUNSPOTS! By the way... you an also check ou the celestial bodies on a clear Friday Night for Free! They have Star Parties there each Friday night -- usually 30-50 show up for the Viewings!
If you are looking for information about what's in the sky any night of the week no matter where you are: Sky and Telescope Magazine has a great day by day page to visit: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance
The interactive sky chart link on that page is a great thing to look at - it allows you to change the time of day, day of the week, month, and year and it will display the sky (day or night) as it will appear at the time/date you specify….. it's pretty cool!
Special Thank you to Paul Griffo for arranging and to the other speaker Geologist Fred Martin!
FRIDAY NIGHTS - FREE VIEWING AT THE BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE OBSERVATORY in PARAMUS
The Emil Buehler Trust contributed $288,875 for the construction of the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory at Bergen Community College. The two-domed observatory, equipped with two permanent 16-inch reflecting telescopes and a third 16-inch portable telescope for use by handicapped students, is the most sophisticated observatory in the county.
A pioneer in aeronautics and committed to aviation science, technology, and astronomy education, Emil Buehler operated his own school of aeronautics at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. According to Robert D. Boyle, Trustee, “Mr. Buehler was a leader in providing unique educational opportunities and, in keeping with his interest, the Trustees of the Emil Buehler Trust felt that funding the observatory was a logical step. The fact that the observatory would be located in Mr. Buehler’s hometown of Paramus made it more appealing for us.”