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04/05/2019 – Ephemeris – Starpardy Quiz at tonight’s meeting of the GTAS

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Ephemeris for Friday, April 5th. Today the Sun will be up for 12 hours and 58 minutes, setting at 8:15, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:14. The Moon is new today, and won’t be visible.

An astronomical quiz between the astronomy students and members of the Northwestern Michigan College Astronomy Club vs. the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at the NMC Observatory. Folks attending can watch and learn or join one of the teams. The format is that of the popular Jeopardy show. These quizzes used to be called Star Bowls, after the old College Bowl TV shows. It’s been morphed into the Jeopardy format over the years. The answers and questions are on basic astronomy: constellations, planets, the Earth, astronomical history, current events and the dreaded potpourri. So come, enjoy the fun. After the quiz there will be, weather permitting, a star party

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

Addendum

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Starpardy categories
Sneak peek at the Starpardy categories. For the Double Starpardy categories and the Final Starpardy answer, you’re going to have to come out.