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Friday September 15, 2017 at 7:45 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:37 PM

The Observatory will open this evening at 7:45 PM

Saturn will be first on our observing list to commemorate
Cassini's fiery crash into the planet this morning.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event aka
Star Party Doubleheader!

The forecast for this weekend calls for clear skies Friday night & Saturday night. We're going to plan a star party for each evening. Friday will be an impromptu star party so we need pristine skies. And with a high pressure system moving in Friday after Irma leaves the area, that is a very good possibility.

Here's what's on the observing list for tonight...

● Saturn
● Wild Duck Cluster
● Ring Nebula
● Blue Snowball
● Blinking Nebula
● Butterfly Cluster
● Great Hercules Cluster
● Veil Nebula with OIII filter
● Dumbbell Nebula with OIII filter
● Herschel's Double Cluster
● Lagoon Nebula
● globular cluster M15
● Andromeda Galaxy
● M26 Star Cloud
● open cluster M23
● and more!

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