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Saturday April 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Status updated 4/18/2015 at 6:28 PM:

The observatory will open at 8:00pm. If clouds continue to dissipate, we should have skies clear enough to at least view Jupiter and probably much more. Humidity is very low at 35%, so that will help.

Event Report - Posted by our Observatory Directory on 4/19/2015 at 9:14 AM:

Jupiter put on another spectacular show at this event. We were able to witness Europa occult Ganymede during the observing session. This was actually part of an eclipse event with Europa casting its shadow on Ganymede about 1am. Occultation was soon followed by transit of Io across Jupiter. We had a pretty good turnout considering the weather conditions.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Galaxy Night
Come out tonight to observe:
Bode’s Galaxy (M81)
Cigar Galaxy (M82) &
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

Jet Stream
updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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