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3-5-december-2016-crescent-moon-venus-mars3-5 December 2016A Crescent Moon Joins Bright Venus and a Fading Mars





Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope

 Next Public Star Gaze

Spencer 1Continue to check this home page posting as weather and road conditions could change the venue or postpone and possibly cancel a star gaze. Check-in again after 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the observing session for the latest info and update. (Image credit: Spencer Black, taken at Grassland Mountain Observatory)

30 December 2016 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County. The weather backup night is Saturday, December 31st. This event is free and open to the general public — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided the day of the star gaze by 5:00 p.m.. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found hereIn the event that road conditions prevent access to GMO, the backup location will be the Tanbark Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sunset occurs at 5:27 p.m..

2 February 2017 – Next Club Meeting

Thursday night, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. In the Manheimer Room at the lower level of the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus. This meeting is free and open to the general public.