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Saturday February 9, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Friday, February 8, 2019 2:53 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:01 PM.

The skies are clear, so
Observatory will open at 6:30 PM

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?

We plan to observe a 5-day old Moon starting at 6:30pm. The Great Orion
Nebula, open cluster M37, Uranus, and Seven Sisters are on the observing list.

Observatory will open at 6:30 PM

The Best Free Coffee in Akron will be brewing during the observing session.
Free hot chocolate will also be available!
In addition to the original observing list, we'll be viewing M46 & M47
star clusters. NGC 2438 & M46 form a superimposed pair, with the planetary nebula appearing to be situation on the edge of the star cluster; a sweet
sight to see! Again, please dress for low temperature conditions.
The forecast calls for temperatures in the 20s, 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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