Title: "Weather or Not"

Presented by:
    Phil Creed,
    Amateur Astronomer & Amateur Meteorologist Extraordinaire

Sponsored by:
Astronomy Club of Akron, Inc.

    725 Portage Lakes Dr
    Akron, OH  44319

Friday March 27 2009 at 8:00PM

Who can attend?
Anyone!  Absolutely free and open to the public

Abstract: Weather presents the most difficult challenge for the Ohio stargazer. "Weather or Not" is for those that have wondered exactly just how good (or not) Ohio's weather prospects are, where the greatest challenges lie, and how to approach dealing with them.  The presentation will include a discussion on cloud climatology, transparency, seeing, and the importance of proper site selection.  

Bio:  Phil Creed has been a member of the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club, the Astronomy Club of Akron and the Columbus Astronomical Society.  He has seen over 50 comets in his lifetime and is a frequent visitor to dark-sky sites in Ohio and West Virginia.  In addition, Phil has done presentations at the Hidden Hollow, EPOCH and Black Forest Star Parties.  Due to the length of some drives to remote spots, Phil has had a keen interest in meteorology, especially cloud climatology and the effects of haze on deep-sky observing.
Phil's article on the latter subject, "Clear(er) Skies Ahead" appeared in the August 2008 edition of "Sky & Telescope" and was based on a talk given at the ACA in January 2007.

















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