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09/14/2018 – Ephemeris – Local astronomy activities Saturday the 15th

September 14, 2018 Comments off

Note:  I’m a bit late with this post due to unscheduled star party last night for Greenspire School at Leelanau Outdoor Center near Pyramid Point.  Then I had a sail this morning for Inland Seas.  I came home absolutely pooped out.  Anyway the events described except for the first paragraph below are for tomorrow.

Ephemeris for Friday, September 14th. The Sun will rise at 7:20. It’ll be up for 12 hours and 34 minutes, setting at 7:55. The Moon, 2 days before first quarter, will set at 11:00 this evening.

There are two local astronomical events tomorrow. The Leland Heritage Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fishtown in Leland. The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be there to show the Sun through member’s telescopes, maybe spot the Moon and the planet Venus plus give out NASA items for the kids. We’ll exhibit pictures gained from last year’s total solar eclipse. Then starting at 9 p.m. the crew will be at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory for a star party, viewing Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon, plus some brighter objects beyond the solar system. Rain will affect the Leland event. The observatory is located on south of Traverse City on Birmley Road between Keystone and Garfield roads.

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

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Don Flegel at Fishtown
Don Flegel, in the foreground, with the society’s solar telescope assisting a person viewing the Sun at he Leland Heritage Festival 2017 at Fishtown. Don Flegel, in the foreground, with the society’s solar telescope assisting a person viewing the Sun at he Leland Heritage Festival 2017 at Fishtown. Man in the background in the blue cap is Gary Carlisle. Telescope in the middle is mine.
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09/15/2017 – Ephemeris – Two local astronomy events tomorrow

September 15, 2017 1 comment

Ephemeris for Friday, September 15th. The Sun will rise at 7:21. It’ll be up for 12 hours and 30 minutes, setting at 7:52. The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:10 tomorrow morning.

There are two local astronomical events tomorrow. Tomorrow the Leland Heritage Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fish Town in Leland. The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be there to show the Sun through member’s telescopes and give out NASA items for the kids. We’ll exhibit pictures gained from last month’s total solar eclipse. Then starting at 9 p.m. the crew will be at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory for a star party, viewing Saturn and the wonders of the Milky Way including star clusters and nebulae of clouds of gas and dust that mark locations of either the birth or death of stars. Rain will affect the Leland event. The observatory is located 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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GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

09/18/2015 – Ephemeris – Saturn and the Moon together tonight and tomorrow a big day for the GTAS – It starts with the Leland Heritage Celebration

September 18, 2015 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, September 18th.  The Sun will rise at 7:24.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 23 minutes, setting at 7:48.   The Moon, 3 days before first quarter, will set at 10:40 this evening.

Tonight the planet Saturn will appear left of and a bit below the crescent Moon.  Saturn will be visible in the evening sky for 2 and a half more months with about a month where it’s high enough to see clearly in telescopes.  There are two local astronomical events tomorrow.  Tomorrow the Leland Heritage Celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fish Town in Leland.  The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be there to show the Sun through member’s telescopes and give out NASA items for the kids.  Then a few hours later the crew will be on Front Street in Traverse City for the International Observe the Moon Night starting at 7 p.m.  Both events are weather dependent.  Rain will affect the Leland event and clouds the evening one.

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

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Saturn and the Moon

Saturn and the Moon at 9 p.m. September 18 from Northern Michigan. Created using Stellarium.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

09/19/2014 – Ephemeris – Astronomical events for Saturday local and far off

September 19, 2014 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, September 19th.  The sun will rise at 7:26.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 19 minutes, setting at 7:45.   The moon, 4 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:59 tomorrow morning.

Saturday will be a big day for astronomical viewing, if it’s clear.  Tomorrow’s events start early with the planet Jupiter just above and right of the thin crescent moon.  They will be visible by 6 a.m.  During the day the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be at the Leland Heritage Celebration.  That runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on River Street  in Leland.  Weather permitting the Sun will be in view with some giveaway items for the kids even if it’s cloudy.  At night starting at 9 p.m. will be a star party at Northwestern Michigan’s Rogers Observatory.  Being the dark of the moon the wonders of the summer Milky Way will be in view if it’s clear.  An alternate program will be presented if it’s cloudy.

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

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Jupiter and the moon

Jupiter and the moon at 6 a.m. Saturday September 20, 2014. Created using Stellarium.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

Arrrr!  Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day mateys. Just in time for the Schooner tall ship Festival in Traverse City this weekend.

09/14/2012 – Ephemeris – The Leland Heritage Celebration at Fish Town

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Ephemeris for Friday, September 14th.  The sun will rise at 7:20.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 7:54.   The moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 6:53 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow the 15th the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will participate in  the Leland Heritage Celebration to safely view the sun, which is now very active. The event will take place in and around historic Fish Town at the harbor.  If its clear we will have out Lunt solar telescope to view the sun’s chromosphere, the layer of hydrogen above the bright ball of the sun we see with normal solar filters.  In the chromosphere are seen solar flares when they occur, huge jets of hydrogen gas called prominences when seen sticking out the side of the sun and filaments when seen against the sun.   Society members will be on hand to answer questions about the heavens and telescopes. Times for this event are 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

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

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GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

That was before the GTAS acquired the Lunt Hydrogen α (alpha ) Solar Telescope.

09/16/11 – Ephemeris – Astronomical observing events this weekend in northern Michigan

September 16, 2011 Comments off

Friday, September 16th.  The sun will rise at 7:22.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 29 minutes, setting at 7:51.   The moon, half way from full to last quarter, will rise at 9:27 this evening.

This evening the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host a viewing night at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory starting at 9 p.m.  The featured objects of the evening will be the planet Jupiter and the moon.  Jupiter is the largest planet and has 65 satellites, of which the four discovered by Galileo are large enough to be easily seen.  Three of these are larger than our moon.  The observatory is located south of Traverse City, on Birmley Road between Garfield and Keystone roads.  Also this weekend, tomorrow members of the society will bring their telescopes to the Leland Heritage Celebration to safely view the sun, which has recently become vary active.  Times for this event are 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

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