Observing Program Division Announcement - Al Observing Challenge - Globular Clusters

By now you all should be actively collecting your galaxies as part of Galaxy Observing Challenge.  We are also announcing our next challenge:  The Astronomical League's Observing Challenge for Globular Clusters.  It runs from July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.  This is open to anyone, membership in the AL is not required.  For more information, go to the Challenge's web page and scroll down:  

Observing Program Division Upcoming Event - Tau Herculids: May 30-31

You may aleady know that the Tau Herculid Meteor Shower this year may bring us a meteor storm.  They are predicting that this will peak near midnight between May 30 and May 31.   At midnight, the radiant will be close to directly overhead, so meteors should be visible before midnight.  Keep in mind that meteor storm forecasting is still a bit of an art, so this is only a prediction.  But if you have never seen a meteor storm, with over 1000 meteors per hour, then it is worth the attempt.

The meteors are remnants left behind by the comet:  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

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