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Sunday May 18, 2014: 8:45 PM to 10:30 PM

Conditions look good for tonight's star party.
Please read dress suggestions below.
Also, please park on asphalt as observatory grounds are damp.


Final call: Event to occur as scheduled with observatory open at 8:45pm

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event!

The forecast calls for clear skies. Jupiter is still well-placed for viewing at sunset. Globular cluster M3, Whirlpool Galaxy M51, and Sombrero Galaxy M104 are also on our observing list. Mars is at good elevation for observing, but moving away from Earth quickly. Predicted temperature at star party time is 50F. Please dress for 15F colder than night-time predicted low. Due to all the rain we recently experienced, please park on asphalt - in ranger station parking lot or roads north or west of observatory.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:


 - No passes tonight


 - No passes tonight

Iridium Flares

 - 2 passes tonight!  Click for information

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

Jet Stream
updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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