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Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM:

The forecast for this evening is mostly clear skies. We'll start our star party at 8:45pm with a slideshow tour of Mt. Wilson Observatory. Discoveries at Mt. Wilson Observatory have set the foundation of our understanding of the Universe today.
This presentation will occur regardless of weather conditions.

The observing session will follow the presentation with globular clusters, Saturn, and planetary nebulae on the list of objects we'll observe.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson Observatory Slide Show Tour followed by observing session: Ring Nebula and globular cluster M92 are near zenith and Saturn is well placed for observing this evening.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

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

Sunset:     9:00 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:29 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:10 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:57 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     0:44 am  (EDT) 7/16/2017
Moon transit:     7:08 am  (EDT) 7/16/2017
Moonset:     1:40 pm  (EDT) 7/16/2017
Moon phase:   57.8% (waxing crescent)

The Moon will look like this late tonight


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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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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