7 – 14 December 2019 – Venus and Saturn Trade Positions at Dusk
Image created using SkySafari software app
10 & 11 December 2019 – Two Bright International Space Station Flyovers visible in our region
11/12 December 2019 – The “Long Night” Full Moon
13/14 December 2019 – Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
21 December 2019 – The Winter Solstice
Upcoming Public Star Gazes
Continue to check this home page as weather 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 by club member Jerry Sherman, taken from Grassland Mountain Observatory)
20 December 2019 – Friday night – This public star gaze will be held at
Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of
Saturday, 21 December. 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 on the day of the star gaze by 4:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 5:20 p.m.
27 December 2019 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be
Tanbark Ridge Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a weather backup date of
Saturday, 28 December. This event is free and open to the general public.
Sunset occurs at 5:24 p.m.