Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • 8:15 PM - 11:30 PM
  • 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, FL 32660

Registration

  • Members of the public, especially Newberry residents
  • Members enjoy the star party and host public visitors.

Registration is closed
AAC Members and Newberry residents invited!

*** EVENT CONTINGENT ON WEATHER ***

TONIGHT'S EVENT IS A "GO"

OBSERVING NOTES (RASC Observers Handbook 2015)

  1. Moon 2 days before new! Conditions are ideal for deep-sky viewing.
  2. Mercury well placed in the evening twilight from the 1st to the 21st, reaching greatest elongation E (21 deg) on the 7th. This is the best apparition of the year for observers at mid-northern latitudes.
  3. Venus shining brightly very high in the western sky after sunset.
  4. Mars not visible
  5. Jupiter in western evening sky and moving slowly eastward in Cancer. Sets after midnight.
  6. Saturn visible most of the night. At opposition on the 23rd, mag 0.0, 75 light-minutes (8.97 au) from Earth, with the northern side of the ring plane tilted 24.4 deg towards Earth.
  7. Uranus is low in the eastern dawn sky.
  8. Neptune is in the eastern morning sky, in Aquarius.
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