Oct
5
Fri
World Space Week at Eagle Bluff @ Eagle Bluff
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 6:00 am

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 3,700 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2017.  The 2018 theme is “Space Unites The World”.

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”.

Join us for a night of dark sky observing at Eagle Bluff.  Bring your telescope or enjoy the night sky through one of our telescopes with the guidance of a club member.

Rain Date is Saturday, October 6th.

More details to come!

Oct
9
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
12
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 10/12 @ Watson Soccer field
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Bright red Mars with magnitude -1.03 extincted to -0.72 will be visible above South East horizon. Distance from Earth is 0.664 AU (99.3 million kilometers or 5.5 light minutes). Mars is visible in a telescope as a disk with apparent diameter 14″. Planet-wide dust storm calmed down, so it’ll be possible to see white polar cap, and maybe even some surface features. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Mars!

Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW

For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/

General public is welcome.

corner corner Gartner Hercules Atlas Frascatorius Theophilus Langrenus Mare Tranqullitatis Mare Fecunditatis Mare Nectaris Mare Crisium

Moon to observe during event 2018/9/14
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

virtual sky: 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM with AZ grid, 10:00 PM with EQ grid, green meridian

Jovian moon events over night (CDT):
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see more at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

Oct
13
Sat
Public Sun Observing – Astronomy Day 10/13
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Astronomy Day

Observing Sun with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Discussion about astronomy and space

Public Night Sky Observing – Astronomy Day 10/13 @ Watson Soccer field
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Bright red Mars with magnitude -1.03 extincted to -0.72 will be visible above South East horizon. Distance from Earth is 0.664 AU (99.3 million kilometers or 5.5 light minutes). Mars is visible in a telescope as a disk with apparent diameter 14″. Planet-wide dust storm calmed down, so it’ll be possible to see white polar cap, and maybe even some surface features. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Mars!

Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW

For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/

General public is welcome.

corner corner Gartner Hercules Atlas Frascatorius Theophilus Langrenus Mare Tranqullitatis Mare Fecunditatis Mare Nectaris Mare Crisium

Moon to observe during event 2018/9/14

virtual sky: 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM with AZ grid, 10:00 PM with EQ grid, green meridian

Jovian moon events over night (CDT):
,
see more at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

Nov
13
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 11/16 @ Watson Soccer field
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW

For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/

General public is welcome.

corner corner Gartner Hercules Atlas Frascatorius Theophilus Langrenus Mare Tranqullitatis Mare Fecunditatis Mare Nectaris Mare Crisium

Moon to observe during event 2018/9/14
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

virtual sky: 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM with AZ grid, 10:00 PM with EQ grid, green meridian

Jovian moon events over night (CDT):
,
see more at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

Dec
11
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
14
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 12/14 @ Watson Soccer field
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW

For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/

General public is welcome.

corner corner Gartner Hercules Atlas Frascatorius Theophilus Langrenus Mare Tranqullitatis Mare Fecunditatis Mare Nectaris Mare Crisium

Moon to observe during event 2018/9/14
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

virtual sky: 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM with AZ grid, 10:00 PM with EQ grid, green meridian

Jovian moon events over night (CDT):
,
see more at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

Jan
8
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm