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07/22/2016 – Ephemeris – Tomorrow is Astronomy Fest at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

July 22, 2016

Ephemeris for Friday, July 22nd.  Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours even, setting at 9:19, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:19.  The Moon, 3 days past full, will rise at 10:55 this evening.

Tomorrow the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will hold its first, possibly annual, Astronomy Fest.  There will be events all afternoon and evening at several locations in the park.  From one to three p.m. at the Platte River Campground Amphitheater, there will be talks by Dr. Jerry Dobek, director of the Northwestern College’s Rogers Observatory and NPS Science Intern Caprice Phillips concerning dark skies and how you can help.  Park Ranger Marie Scott will give her Starry night program.  And yours truly will give a talk about the astronomical discoveries of the last 100 years.   From 4 to 6 p.m. telescopes will be set up at the Dune Climb to view the Sun, and from 9 to 11 p.m. Telescopes will be set up at Platte River Point. to view the planets and wonders of the summer skies.

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

 

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