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11/02/2018 – Ephemeris – Back to basics tonight at the GTAS meeting

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Ephemeris for Friday, November 2nd. The Sun will rise at 8:22. It’ll be up for 10 hours and 7 minutes, setting at 6:30. The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:27 tomorrow morning.

Tonight at this month’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers observatory we will get back to basics for anyone wondering about the skies visible from one’s backyard. Learn the constellations by building your own star finder that shows where the stars are any night of the year. We’ll also show you how to use it. We will let you experiment with moon-balls, that will show the light and shadow of the Moon’s phases. Afterward, if it’s clear you’ll have a chance to use those star finders during the observation period starting around 9 p.m. The observatory is south of Traverse City, on Birmley Road, between Garfield and Keystone roads.

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