Virtual Star Party – Feb. 8, 2012

Here was the virtual star party that we held last night on Google+. We’ve actually been holding 1-2 of these star parties every week as we figure out the best way to organize and coordinate all the telescopes streaming into the Hangout. I don’t normally post them all on Universe Today, but last night was particularly special, with amazing views of the Rosette Nebula approximately one hour into the broadcast. A big thanks to Gary Gonella for sharing his telescope view with us.

If you’re interested in watching future livestreamed telescope virtual star parties, make sure you circle me on Google+.

3 Replies to “Virtual Star Party – Feb. 8, 2012”

  1. Big improvement that Fraser Cain hid his big microphone. Just put the webcam at least at eye level or higher and it is perfect 🙂 The low angle makes it a bit creepy.

    Dr. Pamela Gay. is so wonderful and joyfull to see how she explain complex stuff in such a wonderful way that you can’t stop watching. her camera and lightning is just perfect.

    I do not want to upgrade to Google+ since I want a mail account that shields me from SPAM and nutcases (by obscuring my real name). But when I see this, I am tempting.

  2. Pamela kept talking about wanting the “Local Standard Time” for each observer, but she clearly meant to say “Local SIDEREAL Time.” I get mine from my desktop planetarium software (Software Bisque’s “The Sky”)–but USNO provides it online:

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