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Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 9:15 PM to ?:?? PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Monday 5/30/2016 at 2:10 PM

Status updated on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 6:43 PM by our Observatory Director:

This event will take place as planned!

Thin clouds should continue to dissipate. FOX 8 calls for clear skies this evening. Observatory will open at 9:15pm for Jupiter & Mars observing.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event! 

This might be our only chance to see Mars close up until its next close approach in July 2018. We do have a chance next Saturday, but early forecasts call for multiple fronts arriving in Ohio next weekend. Mars isn't well-placed in sky until late evening so we'll observe Jupiter and some other celestial objects before moving onto Mars. If you plan on coming out, please arrive by 9:45pm.
Two Thermacells will be running in the observatory during our observing session.


The forecast calls for Clear Skies!

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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.


Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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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