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Second Annual Summer Intern Star Party

The APL Astronomy Club’s Summer Intern Star Party will be held Monday evening, July 31st, from 8:00 pm to 10 pm or so, depending on sky conditions [RAIN DATE is Tuesday August 1st].   Sunset is at 8:19 pm. Club members … Read the rest of this entry

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Spring 2017 Friends and Family Star Party

The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party will be held on Friday, April 28th from 7:30 pm to 10 pm or so, depending on sky conditions [RAIN DATE is Friday, May 5th]. Sunset is at 7:57 and Civil … Read the rest of this entry

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Fall Friends & Family Star Party and Observe the Moon Night!

UPDATE 10/4/16- Now THURSDAY Oct 6 (moved up due to weather forecast) The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party will be held on THURSDAY, October 6th from 7 pm to 10 pm or so, depending on sky conditions.  … Read the rest of this entry

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Star Party – Tonight, Monday Aug 8 @ 8 pm

UPDATE – VERY successful party.  Miraculously the skies cleared and we saw a number of interesting sights.  We managed to pull Venus and Jupiter out of the murky atmosphere near the horizon, with three of Jupiter’s moons visible.  Mars showed … Read the rest of this entry

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Mercury Transit – Monday May 9th

UPDATE – 5/9 @ 12:10 pm –  APL Astro Event CANCELLED due to inclement weather.  See http://www.nasa.gov/transit for great views! UPDATE – 5/9 @ 8:20 am  Weather not looking good.  You must be able to see distinct shadows for us … Read the rest of this entry

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Spring Friends/Family Star Party – Friday April 15, 2016

The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party will be held on Friday, April 15th from 8 pm to 10 pm or so, depending on sky conditions. Rain date is May 13th.  Sunset is at 7:45.  Club members will … Read the rest of this entry

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Solar Viewing

Solar viewing using special SOLAR telescopes (NEVER point a conventional telescope anywhere near the sun!) FRIDAY October 23 by one of the pergolas (wooden structures) in Central Green from around 11:30 to around 1:00 pm. Come out and see a … Read the rest of this entry

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Fall Friends and Family Star Party – 18 September 2015

The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party will be held on Friday, September 18th, at 7pm until 9pm or so, depending on how things are going, how many enthusiastic people are present, etc. Star gazing (and telescope viewing) … Read the rest of this entry

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Solar Viewing – TODAY 15 Sep by Gazebo on Central Green

Solar viewing today by one of the Gazebos in Central Green (Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015) from around noon to around one pm.  Come out and see a few sunspots along with some spicules and prominences if we are lucky!  Bring … Read the rest of this entry

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