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04/25/2014 – Ephemeris – Star parties this weekend in the Grand Traverse area

April 25, 2014 Comments off

Ephemeris for Arbor Day, Friday, April 25th.  The sun rises at 6:41.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 57 minutes, setting at 8:39.   The moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 5:11 tomorrow morning.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be holding two events this weekend, starting tonight.  Tonight’s Star Party will be held at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dune Climb parking lot.  The event runs from 9 to 11 p.m.  The event will be cancelled due to clouds.  Check by calling the park if in doubt this afternoon.  The second event will be a star party at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers observatory tomorrow night.  That one runs also from 9 to 11 p.m.  For that one rain or shine we will have scheduled a presentation on famous women astronomers presented by Becky Shaw.  The observatory is located south of Traverse City, on Birmley road about a mile south of Hammond Road.

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