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Saturday September 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, 9/3/2016 at 7:06 AM:

Fantastic weather for our event tonight!

We'll start our star party with a presentation on Dark Energy. Please
arrive a few minutes early so we can get settled before our 7:30pm start. Following the talk, we will have an observing session including Saturn,
many globular clusters, and Messier Objects within Sagittarius.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Presentation: Dark Energy &
the Cosmological Constant:
A Truly Repulsive Topic

The talk will cover a wide range of topics including curvature of space, cosmic background radiation, the accelerating Universe, and possible explanation of Dark Energy.
Following the presentation we will observe Saturn, many globular clusters, and Messier objects within the constellation Sagittarius

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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.

Jet Stream
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