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02/06/2015 – Ephemeris – The GTAS will entertain the NMC Students in a Star Bowl Quiz tonight

February 6, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, February 6th.  The sun will rise at 7:56.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 2 minutes, setting at 5:58.   The moon, 3 days past full, will rise at 8:55 this evening.

Tonight the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will have for its meeting at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory its nearly annual Star Bowl contest with The Northwestern Michigan College astronomy students, and NMC Astronomy Club members facing the returning champions, the GTAS.  This Jeopardy style game will be hosted by NMC Professor Jerry Dobek.  Come and watch or even take part if you’d like.  At 9 p.m. the society will host a star party at the observatory with the Moon and Jupiter as featured objects.  Folks can still bring in their telescopes for help during this time.  The observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road between Garfield and Keystone roads.

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

Addendum

Jupiter

Jupiter through a telescope at 9 p.m. (EST), on February 6, 2015. The four Galilean moon will be stretched out on one side of Jupiter in order of their actual distances from the planet. Created using Cartes du Ceil (Sky Charts).

Moon

The Moon tonight (February 6, 2015). The Moon will rise shortly before the start of the Star Party. Created using Virtual Moon Atlas.

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