08/21/2015 – Ephemeris – Local Grand Traverse astronomy events this weekend
Ephemeris for Friday, August 21st. The Sun rises at 6:51. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 47 minutes, setting at 8:39. The Moon, 1 day before first quarter, will set at 12:03 tomorrow morning.
The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be at Friday Night Live again this evening and will stay after if its clear to view the Moon and Saturn in the telescopes. Tomorrow night is another new venue for the society. Members of the society will be at the Kingsley, MI Public Library for a program and viewing of the Moon, Saturn and other objects in the skies. The evening starts at 8 p.m., with a program by yours truly Exploring the Summer and Autumn Skies. This program is an interactive sky program and not a PowerPoint program. There will be displays and free NASA items for the kids. If it’s cloudy I also have a program on the images and information learned so far from New Horizon’s encounter with America’s favorite planet: Pluto.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.