Stargazers postpone James Webb Space Telescope photos program


By Joan Mieritz | San Juan Stargazers

At the San Juan Stargazers’ summer night sky programs at Chimney Rock, we have a motto: “We never cancel, we adjust.” That works fine for clouds and rain, but being in the middle of a Colorado winter with piles of snow on the ground and inches of snow that can accumulate in minutes, we have to look at canceling differently.

We will be postponing our Thursday, Feb. 23, James Webb Space Telescope “new photos” program until there is less of a chance for a snowstorm. A program like this requires a great deal of time to prepare, and our members have decided that it is not sensible to risk our lives to attend a club meeting. It doesn’t seem reasonable to get together this week.

Our monthly meeting for Thursday, March 3, will begin with coffee and tea at a 6 p.m. social hour and our program is at 7 p.m. sharp with a very interesting presentation called “Uranus: A Water World on Its Side.” 

Ann Marie Kemp prepared the program using Great Courses and she has a fascinating personal story to share with us about her father and Uranus. I hope the weather is better in March so that many can attend. We hope to see you.