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Thursday January 3, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Announced by our Observatory Director on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 3:43 PM

The observatory will open at 7:00pm this evening.
We'll have shooting stars above as we stargaze;
the Quadrantid Meteor Shower peaks tonight!


Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event

It looks like a great evening for stargazing; cold temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.

What will we be looking at tonight?
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Herschel's Double Cluster, Pleiades through the 100mm wide field telescope,
the planet Uranus, globular cluster M15, open cluster M34, and
Andromeda Galaxy are on the observing list.

The Observatory will open at 7:00 PM tonight

The forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 30s, so it is important to
come properly dressed for the event. Standing behind a telescope looking
at star clusters produces little body heat; it only warms the heart.

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