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 Joy Marie de Block, taken from Grassland Mountain Observatory)

16 November 2019 – Saturday night – This public star gaze site will be held at
Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County. There is no weather backup date. 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 4:30 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 5:22 p.m.

22 November 2019 – Friday nightThe location for this star gaze will be
Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of
Saturday, 23 November. 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 here. This star gaze marks the 5-year anniversary of Lookout Observatory’s opening, during which time there have been more than 10,000 visitors! Sunset occurs at 5:19 p.m., with shuttle service beginning at 6:00 p.m.

16-18 November 2019
Moonlight Interferes with the Leonid Meteor Shower Peak

21-26 November 2019Bright Pairing of the Planets Venus and Jupiter at Dusk

Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope

28 & 29 November 2019
3 Planets Align with the waxing crescent Long Night Moon at Twilight

Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope

5 December 2019 – Next Indoor Meeting

Thursday night, 6:00 – 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.

On Thursday, December 5, the Astronomy Club of Asheville will celebrate our 8th Annual Club Holiday Social and Auction event! Come join us at UNCA’s Reuter Center, where we’ll have refreshments, door prizes, and a large selection of exciting items to bid on during our silent and live auctions. We’ll also welcome the return of our HILARIOUS auctioneer whose previous stellar performances have often been a comedy highlight for many club members!

Auction items will be on display beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the live auction starting by 7:30. The evening is open to all, so bring family and friends, bid on an item or two, just try to suppress your laughter, and show your support for our club! Check out some of the auction items! They’re listed here.