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06/06/2014 – Ephemeris – Astronomy activities this weekend in the Grand Traverse Region

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Ephemeris for Friday, June 6th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 26 minutes, setting at 9:24.   The moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 2:33 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 5:57.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society, or GTAS, has a busy weekend.  At 8 p.m. the regular meeting at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory features Dr. David Penney with his presentation of “The Rare Earth”.  At 9 p.m. at the observatory will be a star party until 11 p.m.  On Saturday the GTAS will have their telescopes at The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Philip A. Hart Visitors Center in Empire for viewing the sun from 4 to 6 p.m.  Then at 9 the GTAS will deploy their telescopes at the Dune Climb for an evening with the planets.  The Dunes events will be contingent on the weather.  Due to the lateness of the sunset it will be about 10 p.m. before any planets are spotted.

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