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11/07/2014 – Ephemeris – GTAS meeting tonight and Star Party

November 7, 2014

Ephemeris for Friday, November 7th.  The sun will rise at 7:28.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 55 minutes, setting at 5:23.   The moon, 1 day past full, will rise at 6:15 this evening.

Tonight the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will hold their monthly meeting at he Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory at 8 p.m. featuring yours truly presenting the Hitchhikers Guide to the Solar System.  I have found, what NASA and other space agencies have found, that once orbiting the Sun in the solar system. One can go anywhere in the solar system with a minimum of energy, if one has the time.  We’ll start by looking at orbits about the Earth and how they can be changed.  We’ll look at escape velocity and those  seemingly strange Lagrangian points, plus stealing energy from the planets.  At 9 p.m. there will be a star party featuring the Moon and some of the brighter deep sky objects.  The observatory is located on Birmley road.

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

Addendum

Interplanetary Transport Network

Artist’s concept of interplanetary superhighway or Interplanetary Transport Network. Credit: NASA/JPL.

 

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