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Saturday December 21, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 5:58 AM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM


The observatory will open at 7:00 PM this evening for stargazing!

Note from the Webmaster: Winter Solstice is tonight, Saturday 12/21/2019, at precisely 23:19:47 EST


Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event

It looks like a great evening for stargazing

What will we be looking at tonight?

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The weather forecast for Saturday evening is for 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 will be in the low 30sF,
so dress with multiple layers, hat, and gloves.

The observatory will open at 7:00 PM this evening for stargazing!

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