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PIER AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st

Great news!  We will have a pier available on August 1st. Pier rental is $650 per month and includes electric and internet. Contact us for more information. Experience Bortle 1 sky.

Phase 3 – Omega on the way to completion

The third observatory at SkyPi is nearing completion. The building is constructed and the coming week will entail setting up the automation and hopefully moving John’s telescope from Alpha into Omega. The telescope will be used by John (as time permits) but it will mainly be used by SkyFinity Observatory/Tom Felber. Check out Tom’s image on the WizardNebula on the “Images From SkyPi” page.

Concerning the 4th building – Gamma- the foundation has been completed, the piers have been poured and construction of the building is in progress.  It is projected that this building will be completed sometime in February 2016.

Women in Science: Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion

Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion (1877 – 31 October 1962)
Astronomer

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Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion was a French astronomer. She worked at the observatory at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, and was General Secretary of the Société Astronomique de France.

She published work in the changing surface features of Mars, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, and observations of other planets, minor planets and variable stars.

Born as Gabrielle Renaudot, she was married to Camille Flammarion, who also was an accomplished astronomer.

A crater on Mars is named in her honor, and her first name was the basis for naming the asteroid 355 Gabriella.
From Wikipedia

Quote – Einstein

Watch the stars, and from them learn.
To the Master’s honor all must turn,
each in its track, without a sound,
forever tracing Newton’s ground.

-Einstein

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