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Friday February 21, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Status update by our Observatory Director on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:28 AM.

Clear Skies for this evening!
The observatory will open at 7:00pm with Venus in the eyepiece.
We'll also have the ACA's 5" refractor operating on a separate mount.
Still a bit chilly, so dress in layers with gloves & hat.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event

It looks like a great evening for stargazing

What will we be looking at tonight?


We plan to have a star party Friday evening starting at 7:00pm.
The Great Orion Nebula and the beautiful open cluster M37 will be
well-placed for observing. Christmas Tree Cluster, NGC 2244 (Part of
Rosette Nebula), Bode's Galaxy, and Cigar Galaxy are on the observing list.
We'll also view Pleiades and Beehive Cluster
through the 100mm wide field telescope.

The observatory will open at 7:00pm with Venus in the eyepiece.

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