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27 June 2018 Conjunction of the Full Moon and Saturn

 

 

 

Illustration courtesy of Sky & Telescope

 

Why June 2018 is the ideal time to observe Saturn’s rings!

Two Star Gazes in July

 

image credit: Alan Davis, taken at Grassland Mountain Observatory

Continue to check this home page 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.

 

 

6 July 2018 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County.  The weather backup night is Saturday, July 7th.  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 posted on this club website home page by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the star gaze.  Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here.  Sunset occurs at 8:49 p.m.

13 July 2018 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus. The weather backup night is Saturday, July 14th. While the event is free and open to the general public, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website. Sunset occurs at 8:47 p.m., with shuttle service beginning at 9:00.

2 August 2018 – Next Club Meeting

Thursday night, 7:00 – 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.

There is no club meeting in July. Please join us in August when our guest speaker will be Northwestern University’s Shane Larson.