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07/01/2016 – Ephemeris – Local astronomy event tonight

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Ephemeris for Friday, July 1st.  Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 30 minutes, setting at 9:31, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:01.  The Moon, 3 days before new, will rise at 4:36 tomorrow morning.

This evening the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host it’s monthly meeting at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory at 8 p.m.  On tap will be yours truly with a program about the last 100 years of developments in astronomy. A most exciting century that I can only hope to touch the highlights. This happens to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  This is my out of town tryout before I give the same talk on the 23rd at the Visitors Center of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  At 9 p.m. there will be a star party at the observatory with the viewing of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn plus some of the brighter deep sky objects of summer after 10:30.  The observatory is on Birmley road south of Traverse City.

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