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05/19/2017 – Ephemeris – Two events this weekend featuring astronomy

May 19, 2017

Ephemeris for Friday, May 19th.  Today the Sun will be up for 14 hours and 58 minutes, setting at 9:08, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:09.  The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 3:26 tomorrow morning.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be part of two events this weekend.  Saturday evening society members will be at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory, south of Traverse City, on Birmley Road, for a star party starting at 9 p.m. viewing the planet Jupiter and its four largest moons.  There will be some actual star observing too as the sky gets darker.  On Sunday the society will be part of the Northwestern Michigan College’s Barbecue, with telescopes to observe the Sun safely, and with tips on how to view August 21st solar eclipse safely.  There will be exhibits of photographs and actual meteorites, and videos in the Health and Science Building.

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

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