Virtual Star Party – Oct. 28, 2012: Hurricane Sandy Edition

by Fraser Cain on October 30, 2012

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Another West Coast centric edition of the Virtual Star Party. Not because of a lack of volunteers, but because while we were broadcasting, Hurricane Sandy was tearing up the East Coast of the United States. And as you can probably guess, hurricanes don’t make for great stargazing.

Still, we had a wonderful night, with views of the full Moon, California Nebula, Veil Nebula, Crescent Nebula, Ring Nebula, Albiero, Double Cluster, M33, Cave Nebula, Wizard Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, and many more objects.

Click here to see all the pictures from last night’s event.

Astronomers: Mike Chasin, Stuart Forman, Gary Gonella, and Roy Salisbury.

Commentators: Dr. Thad Szabo, Dr. Phil Plait, Scott Lewis.

Host: Fraser Cain

We hold our Virtual Star Party every Sunday night when it gets dark on the West Coast, and broadcast live on Google+. Circle the Virtual Star Party page on G+ to get a notification of the event.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

Aqua4U October 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Thanks guys… another great episode! Gary’s images of the California Nebula really blew my mind… I LIKE!

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