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07/12/2016 – Ephemeris – The Lanphier Observatory is open twice a week during the a summer

July 12, 2016

Ephemeris for Tuesday, July 12th.  Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 18 minutes, setting at 9:27, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:10.  The Moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 1:53 tomorrow morning.

There’s an observatory on the shores of Sleeping Bear Bay near Glen Arbor that is open to the public twice a week on clear nights.  It’s the Leelanau School’s Lanphier Observatory, which is open Wednesday and Thursday evenings weather permitting from 10 p.m. to midnight until Labor Day.  The Leelanau School is located at 1 Old Homestead Road, off M22.  The Observatory is behind the Student Center and across the Crystal River.  The observatory dome contains a 14 inch telescope on a computerized mount, and smaller telescopes may be available on the observatory deck.  The observatory is run by Norm Wheeler, recently retired instructor.  Get there early to enjoy the sunset on Lake Michigan.

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

Addendum

Lanphier Observatory

The Lanphier Observatory. From the Leelanau School website.

The dome interior

The dome interior with the 14 inch telescope and the computerized mount. From the Leelanau School website.

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