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Thursday December 19, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Status updated by our Obsertvatory Director on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 5:58 AM

The weather forecast has changed for this evening with clouds starting to come
in during star party time. Saturday evening looks more favorable for a star party with clear skies predicted and more suitable temperatures 10F warmer.

POSTPONED until Saturday 12/21/2019 at 7:00 PM

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event

It looks like a great evening for stargazing

What will we be looking at tonight?


The weather forecast for Thursday evening is clear skies.
Uranus is well-placed for observing. Our observing list also includes Herschel's Double Cluster, ET Cluster, Blue Snowball Nebula, Kemble's Cascade,
Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades viewed through the 100mm refractor, the very beautiful open cluster M37 in the constellation Auriga, and the faintest object
in the Messier Catalog, Little Dumbbell Nebula, M76.
The predicted temperature at star party time is 25F,
so dress with multiple layers, hat, and gloves.

POSTPONED until Saturday 12/21/2019 at 7:00 PM

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