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Monday March 4, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4:59 PM

The forecast has changed and the predicted clearing of skies
is now outside the range of a reasonable star party start time.

This event has been CANCELLED

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?

The Orion Nebula, open clusters M46 & M47, and the Eskimo Nebula
are on the observing list. Remember, M46 has a planetary nebula
that appears to be embedded in the star cluster; a very sweet sight!
Also, we'll attach a spectroscope to the 16" observatory telescope
to view the spectrum of Betelgeuse. All we need are clear skies!

This event has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions

The Best Free Coffee in Akron will be brewing during the observing session.
Please dress for low temperature conditions.
The forecast calls for temperatures in the low 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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