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11/01/2013 – Ephemeris – Preview of Comet ISON plus a star party tonight in Traverse City

October 31, 2013

Ephemeris for Friday, November 1st.  The sun will rise at 8:20.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 10 minutes, setting at 6:31.   The moon, 2 days before new, will rise at 7:16 tomorrow morning.

This evening’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society starting at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory will be a special one.  Yours truly will preview the viewing prospects for Comet ISON for this and next month.  What will happen?  Where do I look to see it?  Will it be the comet of the century?  On that last question, I can give an answer right now, we’ll know immediately if it isn’t.  We probably won’t know for 87 years if it is.  The century is still young.  Due to the extreme interest in this subject, the visuals and other information from the talk will be released to the society’s gtastro.org web site.  At 9 p.m. there will be a star party at the observatory, and another program if it’s cloudy.

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

Addendum

Click on image for slides from tonight’s talk:

Program Title Slide

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