19-21 November 2017 – A Crescent Moon Joins Saturn and Mercury
7 December 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.
On Thursday, December 7th, the Astronomy Club of Asheville will celebrate our 6th Annual Club Holiday Social and Auction event! Come join us at UNCA’s Reuter Center for refreshments, door prizes, and silent auction featuring a large selection of both astronomy- and non-astronomy items.
Items will be on display beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the auction closing at 8:00. The evening is open to all, so bring family and friends, bid on an item or two and show your support for our club!
Two Star Gazes in December
Continue 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: Pat Barcas, taken at a Tanbark Ridge Overlook star gaze)
8 December 2017 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County. The weather backup night is Saturday, December 9th. 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 4:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. In 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 5:17 p.m.
15 December 2017 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be the Tanbark Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather backup night is Saturday, December 16th. The event is free and open to the general public – registration is not necessary to attend. Please check back the afternoon of the observing session for any Blue Ridge Parkway road closure announcements that may affect this star gaze. Sunset occurs at 5:19 p.m.