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This is a pre-eclipse image from Dogstar. The eclipse is going to be great! Bundle up and go out and take a look! Jim OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A late, cold lunar eclipse

I am sure you have heard there will be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of the 20th and morning of the 21st. Unlike a total solar eclipse when a precise alignment causes the moon’s shadow to fall on the Earth, a lunar eclipse is a more common occurrence when...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Dogstar Observatory. It was great to see everyone at the party last night. The club staff did an outstanding job as always. Unfortunately the weather has severely limited our stargazing activities over the holidays. Hopefully there will be some...

Bad rainfall data on Dogstar weather

I know 2018 has been a wet year but the data shown on the weather tab is clearly wrong. We have not had over 100 inches this year! The data on Weather Underground however, appears to be correct. Both sets of data come from the Davis weather station located on top of...