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08/19/2016 – Ephemeris – Two astronomy outreach events tonight and tomorrrow

August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19th.  The Sun rises at 6:50.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 50 minutes, setting at 8:41.  The Moon, 1 day past full, will rise at 9:29 this evening.

August is a busy month for the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society with events every weekend.  Tonight the society members will bring their telescopes to downtown Traverse City and Friday Night Live, staying after to view the planets Saturn and Mars if it’s clear.  Saturn’s rings are, of course , spectacular.  Tomorrow night society members will be at the Kingsley Library for a twilight talk beginning at 8 p.m. followed by a star party in their parking lot.  The twilight talk will introduce the telescope that’s being donated to the library by the society.  The telescope is a small, simple to use table top model with a four and a half-inch aperture, great for viewing the Moon, bright planets and the wonders of the deep sky.

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


White light viewing of the Sun

Viewing the Sun with a while light filter at Friday Night Live using Ron Uthe’s telescope at Friday Night Live. Credit Bob Moler

Saturn in the 2013 Friday Night Live

Ron Uthe (with the beard) explains that his telescope is pointed to Saturn in the 2013 Friday Night Live. Credit mine.

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