2023 Holiday raffle

We will gather at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023 with announcements, conversation, and refreshments. This annual holiday event is open to club members and the public; please join us. There will also be a number of raffle items to purchase tickets for. Find out more about this holiday social…
LOCATION: UNC-Asheville Reuter Center, Manheimer Room on the bottom floor.
Learn how you can help make this event a success with the donation of some food or other refreshments at this link.

All 13 spectacular calendar astro-images were taken by our club members.

Find out more about how to obtain the calendar(s) at this link

Next Public Star Gaze

Image credit: club member Alan Davis – taken at Lookout Observatory

Continue to check this home page as weather could change the venue or postpone and possibly cancel a star gaze. Check again after 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the observing session for the latest info and update.

8 Dec. 2023 — Friday night — The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of Saturday, 9 December. While the event is free and open to everyone, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website here. Sunset occurs at 5:16 p.m., with shuttle service beginning about 6:00 p.m.

13/14 Dec. 2023
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks

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17 Dec. 2023
Juxtaposition of the Long Night Moon with Saturn

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21 Dec. 2023
Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice

Image courtesy of Larry Landolfi

26 Dec. 2023This Year’s 13th Full Moon: the “Long Night Moon”