Cloud Free Night

Presented by Dr Robert Dahni

Cloud Free Night (Cloud Forecasts for Australian Astronomers) is a non-profit online weather forecast information service, for the benefit of the Australian amateur and professional research astronomy community. It is unique in offering a comparison of the widely available forecasts from the United States GFS global model with higher resolution forecasts from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology ACCESS model.

Let me take you on a journey into the past, present and future of the Cloud Free Night service, highlighting not only the meteorological, astronomical and technical aspects, but the personal contributions from the Australian astronomy community.

Bio: Dr Robert Dahni (retired Meteorologist) worked in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for over 30 years. His roles included weather forecasting, IT support in research and operations, data management and software development for domestic and international projects. He is skilled in the analysis and visualisation of meteorological data, including the mapping of weather information and development of decision support systems. In his retirement, he has combined his passion for weather with a rekindling of his interest in astronomy from his youth. Currently he is a member of both the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of Victoria.

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Wednesday 05 Apr 2017

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Kerr Grant Theatre 2nd Floor Physics Building, University of Adelaide, North Tce

 

 

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