7 – 14 December 2019
Venus and Saturn
Trade Positions at Dusk

Image created using SkySafari software app

10 & 11 December 2019Two Bright International Space Station Flyovers visible in our region

11/12 December 2019The “Long Night” Full Moon

13/14 December 2019Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks

21 December 2019The 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 nightThe 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.