Scheduled time for Public Observing: 9pm – 11pm

Today is National Astronomy Day!

Solar System Objects:

The Moon: will be 55° high in the SW at 9pm, and 50% illuminated (First Quarter phase). There will not be any planets visible tonight.

Image copyright (c) Virtual Moon Atlas / http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start 

Star Charts and other Information:

A very useful monthly star chart can be downloaded here from SkyMaps.com, giving information on objects visible with the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescope.

For current astronomical events see Sky and Telescope Magazine’s “This Week’s Sky at a Glance”.