03/31/2016 – Ephemeris – Tomorrow night’s Astronomy Society meeting
Ephemeris for Thursday, March 31st. The Sun will rise at 7:24. It’ll be up for 12 hours and 45 minutes, setting at 8:09. The Moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 3:39 tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow night the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting with a program featuring a graduate from Northwestern Michigan College and the astronomy program: Becky Shaw who will present a talk on Women in Astronomy. This is a third presentation of female astronomers, who have made important breakthroughs in astronomy. I especially recommend this for girls interested in the STEM fields, that is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to find out the wonderful contributions these women have made. Astronomy, by the way encompasses all the STEM fields. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. and the observatory is located on Birmley Road, south of Traverse City. At 9 p.m. there will also be star party if it’s clear, viewing the planet Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, and other wonders of the heavens.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.