Scheduled time for Public Observing: 8pm – 10pm

Wesleyan University Homecoming Weekend

Solar System Objects:

The Moon: will be 18° high in the SW at 8pm, and 36% illuminated (Waxing Crescent phase). At this altitude, it will only be visible from outside of the observatory, and only for a short time.

Image (c) Virtual Moon Atlas /

Planets: Uranus and Neptune will both be observable with a telescope tonight.

Star Charts and other Information:

A very useful monthly star chart can be downloaded here from, 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”.