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 South at 10pm, and 87% illuminated (Waxing Gibbous phase, 11 days old).
Image (c) Virtual Moon Atlas / http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start
Planets: Mars will be 28° high in the South at 9pm, but getting smaller than previous months at 13 arc seconds in diameter. The polar ice caps will still be visible in a telescope. Neptune will be close by the Moon, and Uranus will be well-placed at 42° altitude in the SE by 10pm.
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.