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10/02/2015 – Ephemeris – I talk about Pluto and New Horizons tonight

October 2, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, October 2nd.  The Sun will rise at 7:41.  It’ll be up for 11 hours and 40 minutes, setting at 7:21.   The Moon, 2 days before last quarter, will rise at 10:53 this evening.

This evening yours truly will be reviewing the results so far from the New Horizons spacecraft and its close encounter with Pluto and its moons July 14th. This will be at the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society meeting at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory at 8 p.m.  If you’ve not been keeping up with the releases of photos of Pluto and its moons be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of this frozen but apparently active world.  Afterward from 9 p.m. there will be time to view the wonders of the autumn skies if it’s clear.  If not there will be guided tour of the autumn skies via computer simulation.  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

Charon in color

Latest high resolution color image of Charon released yesterday. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI.

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