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Wednesday July 24, 2019 from 9:00 PM to ??
Announced by our Observatory Director on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5:42 PM

The forecast calls for clear skies by star party time

The observatory will open at 9:00pm with Ganymede in transit across Jupiter

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event

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

What will we be looking at tonight?

Wednesday evening looks like a great opportunity for a star party. Jupiter is
well-placed at sunset with Ganymede in transit across the planet, exiting
the disk around 9:30pm. The Great Hercules Cluster, Ring Nebula, Blinking Nebula, Wild Duck Cluster, Stick Dog, Coathanger asterism, and Swan Nebula
are on the observing list. Saturn will close out our observing session.

The observatory will open at 9:00pm with Ganymede in transit across Jupiter

Please dress appropriately for expected temperature conditions.

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