Oct
23
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 10/23 @ Watson Soccer field
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Due to COVID-19 situation, we changed observing format to BYOT (Bring Your Own Telescope). You should not expect to observe through somebody else’s telescope. Instead we will set up a telescope with a real time imaging system, and visitors should be able to see celestial objects on the monitor.

  1. General public observers are welcome to bring their own telescopes, including binoculars
  2. Observers should bring red light (read headlamp, red flashlight, red bicycle light)
  3. Observers need to wear masks. Gloves and hand sanitizer are recommended.
  4. Observers need to keep distance of each other at least 6 feet
  5. Telescopes should be set at least 10 feet apart

Not having a telescope? RAC members can show you constellations by laser pointer from a safe 6 ft distance.

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 7.2 days after New Moon, planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus and Neptune, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.


Moon at October 23, 2020 – 8 PM CDT (10/24 1:00 UT)
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Month Day DoW Start End ☽ age Planets
Jan 03 Fri 6 8 8.1 ♀,♆,⛢
Jan 31 Fri 6 8 6.4 ☿,♀,♆,⛢
Feb 28 Fri 6:30 8:30 4.8 ♀,♆,⛢
Mar 27 Fri 8 10 3.2 ♀,♆
May 015 Fri 9 11 8.7
May 23 Sat 9:30 11:30 1.3
May 29 Fri 9:30 11:30 7.3 ☿,♀
Jun 20 Sat 9:45 11:45 29.3 ♃,♄
Jun 26 Fri 9:45 11:45 6 ♃,♄
Jul 18 Sat 9:30 11:30 27.9 ♃,♄,⛢
Jul 24 Fri 9:30 11:30 4.8 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 22 Sat 8:30 10:30 4.5 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 285 Fri 8:30 10:30 10.8 ♂,♃,♄,⛢
Sep 19 Sat 7:30 9:30 3.0 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Sep 25 Fri 7:30 9:30 9.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 17 Sat 7 9 1.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 23 Fri 7 9 7.9 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Nov 20 Fri 6 8 6.3 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Dec 18 Fri 6 8 4.6 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
event October 17 previous next November 20

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks.
☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune,

Jay, Randy, Josef, Mike C.

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Nov
10
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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Nov
20
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 11/20
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 8.6 days after New Moon, planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.


Moon at November 20, 2020 – 7 PM CST (11/21 1:00 UT)
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Month Day DoW Start End ☽ age Planets
Jan 03 Fri 6 8 8.1 ♀,♆,⛢
Jan 31 Fri 6 8 6.4 ☿,♀,♆,⛢
Feb 28 Fri 6:30 8:30 4.8 ♀,♆,⛢
Mar 27 Fri 8 10 3.2 ♀,♆
May 015 Fri 9 11 8.7
May 23 Sat 9:30 11:30 1.3
May 29 Fri 9:30 11:30 7.3 ☿,♀
Jun 20 Sat 9:45 11:45 29.3 ♃,♄
Jun 26 Fri 9:45 11:45 6 ♃,♄
Jul 18 Sat 9:30 11:30 27.9 ♃,♄,⛢
Jul 24 Fri 9:30 11:30 4.8 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 22 Sat 8:30 10:30 4.5 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 285 Fri 8:30 10:30 10.8 ♂,♃,♄,⛢
Sep 19 Sat 7:30 9:30 3.0 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Sep 25 Fri 7:30 9:30 9.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 17 Sat 7 9 1.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 23 Fri 7 9 7.9 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Nov 20 Fri 6 8 6.3 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Dec 18 Fri 6 8 4.6 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
event October 23 previous next December 18

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks.
☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune,

Dec
8
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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Dec
18
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 12/18
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 4.4 days after New Moon, planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.


Moon at December 18, 2020 – 7 PM CST (12/19 1:00 UT)
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Month Day DoW Start End ☽ age Planets
Jan 03 Fri 6 8 8.1 ♀,♆,⛢
Jan 31 Fri 6 8 6.4 ☿,♀,♆,⛢
Feb 28 Fri 6:30 8:30 4.8 ♀,♆,⛢
Mar 27 Fri 8 10 3.2 ♀,♆
May 015 Fri 9 11 8.7
May 23 Sat 9:30 11:30 1.3
May 29 Fri 9:30 11:30 7.3 ☿,♀
Jun 20 Sat 9:45 11:45 29.3 ♃,♄
Jun 26 Fri 9:45 11:45 6 ♃,♄
Jul 18 Sat 9:30 11:30 27.9 ♃,♄,⛢
Jul 24 Fri 9:30 11:30 4.8 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 22 Sat 8:30 10:30 4.5 ♃,♄,⛢
Aug 285 Fri 8:30 10:30 10.8 ♂,♃,♄,⛢
Sep 19 Sat 7:30 9:30 3.0 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Sep 25 Fri 7:30 9:30 9.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 17 Sat 7 9 1.4 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Oct 23 Fri 7 9 7.9 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Nov 20 Fri 6 8 6.3 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
Dec 18 Fri 6 8 4.6 ♂,♃,♄,♆,⛢
event November 20 previous next 2021 TBD

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks.
☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune,

Jan
12
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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Feb
9
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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Mar
9
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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Apr
13
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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May
11
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ Online vi ZOOM
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting information TBD

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