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Tuesday March 26, 2019 from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Status updated on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM:

It's going to be a beautiful evening for stargazing!

The Observatory will open at 8:25 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?

There are many star clusters to observe. Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, and
the Great Orion Nebula are also on the observing list. If you recall, we
observed a supernova in the Cigar Galaxy in January 2014.
The Beehive Cluster is near zenith and we'll view it through
the 100mm wide field telescope. Christmas Tree Cluster and
NGC 2244 (part of the Rosette Nebula) are among the remaining star
clusters to view. And, we'll revisit Orion Nebula for a final look this year.

The Observatory will open at 8:25 PM

Please dress for low temperature conditions.
The forecast calls for temperatures near freezing, 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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