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06/22/2012 – Ephemeris – A double header of astronomy events tomorrow

June 22, 2012 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, June 22nd.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 9:31.   The moon, 3 days past new, will set at 11:19 this evening.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 5:57.

Tomorrow the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be part of two events.  The first is Boardman River Nature Center’s Nature Fest.  The society will have telescopes, including the new hydrogen alpha solar telescope, to view the sun and the public will be able to examine meteorites there from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.  Then starting 9 p.m. Society members will be at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory for it’s second star party of the month featuring the planet Saturn and the moon plus some of the brighter wonders of the night sky as it gets darker.  Star parties in June and early July start before sunset so there’s always some hands on kids activities that are lead by the NMC Astronomy Club.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.