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Saturday May 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Status updated on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM by our Observatory Director:

This evening's forecast is for cloudy skies. There probably won't be an observing session, but we plan to hold our telescope seminar regardless.

Updates will be posted throughout the day if deemed necessary...

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Annual Telescope Seminar
Our members will describe the advantages
and disadvantages of each type of telescope. Observing session will follow immediately after
if weather conditions allow.
Here is the line-up for the seminar:


Glenn -  refractors
  Ron -  reflectors
  Phil -  eyepieces
  Gregg -  binoculars

Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

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

Sunset:     8:45 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:14 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:54 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:39 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     3:36 am  (EDT) 5/21/2017
Moon transit:     9:40 am  (EDT) 5/21/2017
Moonset:     3:53 pm  (EDT) 5/21/2017
Moon phase:   29.0% (waning crescent)

The Moon will look like this late tonight


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(or the <F5> key on your keyboard) for up-to-date information for the Clear Sky Chart below...

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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