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Saturday April 7, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:28 PM

NOAA weather forecast has changed since 7am and now calls for
partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. Radar seems to indicate that
forecast as well. We need clear skies for stargazing.
So, this evening's star party is

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

Messier Marathon*!
Stay all night to observe the complete list of
110 Messier objects with ACA club members.
We'll have the best free coffee in Akron
brewing all night.

  Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

Official ACA Messier Marathon Observers' Forms are available here

*What's a "Messier Marathon?" Click here for additional information!

.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:     8:00 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:26 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:59 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:34 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     2:49 am  (EDT) 4/8/2018
Moon transit:     7:47 am  (EDT) 4/8/2018
Moonset:   12:47 pm  (EDT) 4/8/2018
Moon phase:   52.41% (waning gibbous)

The Moon will look like this today



Be sure to hit the REFRESH / RELOAD button on your browser
(or the <F5> key on your keyboard) for up-to-date information for the Clear Sky Chart below...


ical "seeing" (steadiness of the air), the shorter the arrows, the better.


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