Fall Star Party, take 2

The APL Astronomy Club’s Fall Friends & Family Star Party will be held Friday, November 16th , starting at 5:00 pm. Now that we’ve returned to Daylight Normal Time, the sun is setting pretty early, so we can start the star party early, too. We expect to finish between 9 and 10 pm, depending on how the night’s going.

Star gazing is always contingent on sky conditions. The star party is a GO!. The weather for this evening is looking pretty good. The temperatures will be COLD: 40 degrees at sunset, dropping to 35 by 9 pm.. This concludes the weather update for tonight.

Star Party on the West lawn near the Big Radio Dish

APLers and their friends and families are invited. Club members will have several telescopes out for your viewing pleasure. Bring your own optics if you have ’em – the more, the merrier! NO FLASHLIGHTS

Where: on the lawn next to the Big Dish on the West side of the Main Campus, outside the perimeter fence.

Dress for temperatures at least 10 degrees colder than predicted!

Park near the turnstile entrance by building 21, or in the long parking strip west of the observing hill.

Sunset: 4:50 pm EST
End civil twilight: 5:20 pm EST

Moonset: 7:50 pm EST
Moon phase: waxing crescent, 11% illuminated

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