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Saturday December 5, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday 12/5/2015 at 3:05 PM:

Skies look good for evening stargazing. The Observatory will open at 6:00pm.

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?

It's a perfect weather forecast for Saturday evening stargazing. The Blue Snowball is at zenith. The planets Uranus & Neptune are well-placed for evening observation. Many open clusters including Herschel's Double Cluster
are on the observing list. The Pleiades (Seven Sisters) will be viewed through extra wide field of view telescope. It should be a great evening!
Remember, stargazing generates little body heat; it only warms the heart.
A general rule of thumb is to dress for temperatures
15F below nighttime predicted lows.

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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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