Timetables for the event for cities and towns along the path are available from the International Occultation
Timing Association (lunar-occultations.com/ iota/iotandx.htm), but here are some preliminary timings:
For the second occultation
on July 10, the researchers will also enlist NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
* (5038) Overbeek: Named after Michiel Daniel Overbeek (1920 Sep 15--2001 Jul 19), prolific variable star & occultation
observer, ASSA President (1961 & 1999) and Gill Medallist (1984).
The four Galilean satellites will also be occulted, and Figure 2 shows the northern limits of their occultation
Robert Kursinski of JPL and his colleagues compare the GPS occultation
measurements to temperatures taken with routine balloon launches.
will remain visible at night throughout Mexico, most of Central America, the western Caribbean Sea, and Bermuda.
The ASSA Occultations
Section co-ordinates the observations of lunar and minor planet occultations
in Southern Africa.
The last such occultation
, in 1997, had showed that Triton had experienced seasonal global warming since the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989.
Almost every year since 1981 the European Section of the International Occultation
Timing Association (IOTA-ES) has held an annual meeting at a location in Europe.
In particular, the lunar occultation
method offers a powerful means of identifying binaries among obscured, dust-enshrouded young stars.
He told me he'd used it straightaway to observe an occultation
of the ringed planet Saturn by the Moon.
Andrew's astronomical interests involved computing (used for lunar and asteroidal occultation
predictions and determining lunar limb profiles); low-light imaging using several generations of image intensifier; video recording (both vidicon and CCD); precision timing of astronomical phenomena (GPS and time insertion from standard radio-time signals); meteors and fireballs; occultations
involving a range of small solar system bodies; and solar eclipses.
The occasion was Pluto's passing between the earth and a star, an event called an occultation
, in which astronomers can learn a great deal from the way the star's light is shut off by the object getting in the way.