The Perseid meteor shower, one of the year’s best. The near-full moon will interfere with the view of fainter meteors, but brighter ones should still put on a show (we hope!) Also, great views of Jupiter and Saturn, and maybe a look at Venus. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie and watch for [...]
We will start the program with great views of Jupiter, Saturn, and the waxing quarter moon, then, as it gets darker, turn our sights on the Summer Milky Way, which has some of the densest concentrations of star clusters and nebulae visible to us in the northern hemisphere. Back-up date July 13th. Program for all [...]
It gets dark late so let’s look for planets and the moon! We will get a good view of the near-first-quarter moon, Jupiter will be just about as close to Earth as it gets, and there’s a chance we may get one last look at Mars for the year, before it goes behind the sun [...]
This weekend there will be no moon to interfere with viewing, and we may get an early glimpse at some of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, plus the spring skies and their clusters. We may still be able to see Mars low in the west and Jupiter will be rising in the east. Back-up date [...]
NOTE: Due to the weather forecast for Friday evening, the Star Party will take place on Saturday, April 13th! Pre-registration for this event has been extended to 12pm Saturday. Walk-ins are also welcome. Come have a look at the first-quarter moon, and after it begins to set, a farewell to the deep-sky objects of winter [...]
Join Bob Piekiel for your best chance to see the elusive planet Mercury, which will be visible low in the west at sunset. After it gets dark, there will still be great views of the winter skies. Back-up date March 2nd. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public. Register for Star Party: Elusive Mercury!
Total lunar eclipse, plus winter skies, which show some of the brightest examples of Nebulae and star clusters visible from the northern hemisphere. Stay up late and skip work for this one! No back-up date. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public. Note: Our Star Party- Total Lunar Eclipse program scheduled for tonight from [...]