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Image credit: club member Jerry Sherman – taken at Grassland Mtn. Obs.

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.



Friday – November 25th, 1:10 p.m. update: Increasing cloudiness and continued overcast skies have caused the cancellation of this weekend’s star gaze at Grassland Mountain Observatory.

25 Nov. 2022 — Friday night — This public star gaze will be held at Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 26 November. This event is free and open to everyone — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided here on the day of the star gaze by 4:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 5:18 p.m.

7 Dec. 2022
Mars’ Close Encounter with the Moon

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

7/8 Dec. 2022
The Long Night Full Moon

Image courtesy of
Larry Landolfi

8 Dec. 2022
Mars at Opposition in Taurus

Image courtesy of
Damian Peach