Scheduled time for Public Observing: 9pm – 11pm
More information will be added below, please check again in the future!
Solar System Objects:
The Moon: will be 38° high in the West at 10pm, and 40% illuminated (Waxing Crescent phase, 6.5 days old).
Planets: Jupiter will be rising in the SE, but won’t be above the 20 degree limit for observation with the 20″ refractor (18° up at 11pm. It may be viewed earlier if any telescopes are set up outside the observatory.
Nebula and Star Clusters:
International Space Station (ISS): Any visible flyovers will be added closer to the observing date.
Iridium Satellites: These satellites can produce bright flares (brighter then Venus) from their antenna arrays. Any visible flares will be added closer to the observing date, as prediction accuracy improves.