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02/02/2018 – Ephemeris – Telescope clinic rescheduled to tonight

February 2, 2018

Ephemeris for Ground Hog Day, Friday, February 2nd. The Sun will rise at 8:00. It’ll be up for 9 hours and 52 minutes, setting at 5:52. The Moon, 2 days past full, will rise at 8:43 this evening.

If you’ve received a telescope for Christmas and are having trouble setting it up, or have an unused one in a closet, basement or attic, bring them to Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory tonight at 8 p.m. The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be holding their annual telescope clinic to help you understand and use your telescope. Last month’s meeting and clinic was canceled due to the weather. The clinic will extend through the period that will be set aside for a star party if it’s clear, to test the telescopes and show the owners how to use them. Like anything telescopes take some time to learn how to use them and find celestial objects. The observatory is south of Traverse City on Birmley Road.

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

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