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Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Announced by our Observatory Director on Sunday 3/27/2016 at 2:41 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Wednesday 3/29/2016 at 4:21 PM

The observing conditions look good so the observatory will open at 8:00 PM.
Remember to dress for 15F cooler than nighttime predicted low temperatures.


Event Report posted by our Observatory Director on Saturday 4/2/2016 at 12:25 PM:
We had a great time Tuesday evening with Jupiter putting on a fabulous show. The Great Red Spot rotated into view toward the end of the observing session and the observers that were there were able to see the GRS near middle of its path across the disk. The GRS was prominent and extended well below the southern equatorial belt.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event! 

The ecliptic is still relatively high, placing Jupiter in a good position for viewing. The equatorial bands are prominent. Open Cluster M37 is near zenith and should put on a good show. Remember to dress for 15F cooler than nighttime predicted low temperature.

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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.


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Jet Stream
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    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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