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Old 06-16-2007, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm just wondering how the night sky is around SA, I love astronomy. I dont know if its the air around here but i've lived in Wa. state for over 30 years and only seen the milky way once when I was camping in the mountains. Even getting away from the cities you only see a few stars out.
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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There is a reason for the line in the famous song..."the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas" Even in San Antonio you can see the stars, not as well as you can in the country, but you can make out a lot of them.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I remember when I was I working in the Grand Canyon area back in 93 I saw so many stars. Oh when I was in Houston last year I didnt see squat either, same with the gulf of mexico.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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There is a reason for the line in the famous song..."the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas" Even in San Antonio you can see the stars, not as well as you can in the country, but you can make out a lot of them.
Hi again,
This is something to look forward too.
Gen
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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Hello,

I live 30 miles from SA up IH-10. It is DARK!!

You can see to eternity just a few miles outside of the city.

There is a planetarium at SAC (San Antonio College) and several astronomy clubs.


Good luck on your move.

crazedchef
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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As any city gets light pollution and other deminished air quality you find the stars harder to see. SA is so removed from Dallas and Houston....and has relatively clean air, so the skies are beautiful on a clear night. Winter and fall are the best times when it's cooler. But......it is even better getting away from congested light sources......you don't have to go far to see eternity!
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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From my readings SA has a higher pollution rate then lets say Fort Worth, at least from Sperling Best Places and EPA website.

Where I am living now and cant see but a few stars...

Air quality in Puyallup, WA is 20 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.

Air quality in Fort Worth, TX is 11 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.

Air quality in San Antonio, TX is 5 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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Here are a couple of links to better assist you.

San Antonio Astronomical Association
Analytical Scientific, Ltd. 800-364-4848 sells astronomy, telescopes, binoculars, magnets, ph paper, science kits, and more.
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