Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park

  • Saturday, July 18, 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 ***


OBSERVING NOTES (RASC Observers Handbook 2015)

  1. Mercury is well-placed in the morning sky from the 1st to the 16th.
  2. Venus is at maximum brightness  on the 10th (mag -4.7). In conjunction with Jupiter on the 1st, separated by 0.4 deg (with almost equal disk diameters), and again on the 31st, separated by 6.4 deg. There is a close conjunction with the crescent moon on the 18th.
  3. Mars is not visible.
  4. Jupiter is low in the WNW evening twilight in Leo.
  5. Saturn is well-placed in the evening sky in Libra.
  6. Uranus rises near midnight in Pisces. Retrograde motion begins on the 26th.
  7. Neptune rises in the late evening, retrograding in Aquarius.

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