8pm Friday 10th June we are lucky to have Dr Robert Dahni coming to talk to us about his website “Cloud Free Night (Cloud Forecasts for Australian Astronomers)”:
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. The latest high-resolution Himawari-8 satellite images from the Bureau of Meteorology, including animation of the most recent images, are also available.
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, mapping of weather information, and the development of decision support systems. He continues to combine his passion for weather and astronomy in retirement.
Robert Dahni talking on his Cloud Free Night website tonight. pic.twitter.com/q3eR4Jn4el
— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) June 10, 2016
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