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09/09/2016 – Ephemeris – There’s a star party tomorrow at the NMC Rogers Observatory

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Ephemeris for Friday, September 9th.  The Sun will rise at 7:15.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 48 minutes, setting at 8:03.  The Moon, at first quarter today, will set at 12:50 tomorrow morning.

For the sixth weekend in a row the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host an observing event.  Just one this weekend.  It will be a star party at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory tomorrow night, Saturday night the 10th from 9 to 11 p.m.  The observatory’s and GTAS members telescopes will be used to view the Moon and the planets Saturn and Mars.  Some of the brighter deep-sky objects of the summer sky will also be visible.  There will be an alternate program available if it’s cloudy.  Last weekend’s star party , out at the Sleeping Bear Dunes was a perfectly clear night with and nearly 1800 folks showed up to view the wonders of the Milky Way.  The society and the park thank all who attended.

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