Nov
1
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 11/01 @ Oxbow Park
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 5.1 days after New Moon, planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Observing will be on parking of the Watson Soccer Field 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 2019/11/1 11/2 01:00 UT
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

 

Friday evening Public Sky Observing in 2019

2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 11 08 155 12 10 07 05 095 06 04 01 065
Start 6 7 8 8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 9 8 7 6 6
End 7 8 10 10:30 11:00 11:30 11:45 11 10 9 8 7
☽ age 4.3 3.7 9.1 7.7 6.3 5.0 3.7 9.7 8.3 6.7 5.1 9.8
Planets ♆,♂,⛢ ♂,⛢ ⛢,♂ ☿,♂,♃;⚳ ♃,♄;⚳ ♃,♄;⚳ ♃,♄,♆;⚳ ♃,♄,♆ ♃,♄,♆, ♀,♄,♆,⛢
event October 4 previous next December 6

Symbols: Moon ☽, Mercury ☿, Venus ♀, Mars ♂, Jupiter ♃, Saturn ♄, Uranus ⛢ (or ♅), Neptune ♆; Dwarf planet Ceres ⚳
Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks

Nov
9
Sat
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration: 1969 – 2019 @ Oxbow Park
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 50 years ago, and we are going to commemorate this event by observing Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon in the smooth terrain of the Sea of Tranquility, close to crater Theophilus(next to Cyrillus). Moon is rising at 4 PM and transits at 10:12 PM, so we should be able to see Moon with all Apollo landing sites, and we can observe other wonders of the sky as well.

Program:

  • Presentation about Apollo 11
  • Observing of the 12.4 days old Moon, two days before Full Moon, 94% already illuminated, planets Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

 

Moon on evening November 9, 2019

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Moon to observe during event 2019/11/9 (11/9 23:00 UT)
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Apollo landing sites. Credit: SVS NASA
The waxing crescent Moon as it appeared from Earth on July 20, 1969. The blue dot marks the site of the Apollo 11 landing in Mare Tranquillitatis, where it was early morning. Credit: SVS NASA
Apollo 11 landing site. Credit: ACT & NASA

Links:

Sky & Telescope: How to see all six Apollo Moon landing sites

Map: Arizona State University Lunar Map based on image data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.

Scientific Visualization Studio NASA:

Night Sky Network: Webinar Earthrise: The 50th Anniversary, on Youtube

Reuters: Man on the Moon

 

Nov
11
Mon
Mercury Transit: Monday November 11 @ Rochester
Nov 11 @ 6:30 am – 12:05 pm

More details for observing site will be added

2019 Transit of Mercury By Fred Espenak

SEVEN CENTURY CATALOG OF MERCURY TRANSITS: 1601 CE TO 2300 CE

Table from timeanddate.com

Event UTC Time Time in Rochester*
First location to see the partial transit begin Nov 11 at 12:34:43 Nov 11 at 6:34:43 am
Geocentric** partial transit begins (ingress, exterior contact) Nov 11 at 12:35:25 Nov 11 at 6:35:25 am
First location to see the full transit begin Nov 11 at 12:36:24 Nov 11 at 6:36:24 am
Geocentric** full transit begins (ingress, interior contact) Nov 11 at 12:37:06 Nov 11 at 6:37:06 am
Mercury is closest to the Sun’s center Nov 11 at 15:19:46 Nov 11 at 9:19:46 am
Geocentric** full transit ends (egress, interior contact) Nov 11 at 18:02:31 Nov 11 at 12:02:31 pm
Last location to see full transit end Nov 11 at 18:03:13 Nov 11 at 12:03:13 pm
Geocentric** transit ends (egress, exterior contact) Nov 11 at 18:04:12 Nov 11 at 12:04:12 pm
Last location to see partial transit end Nov 11 at 18:04:54 Nov 11 at 12:04:54 pm
Nov
12
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 12/06 @ Oxbow Park
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 9.8 days after New Moon, planets Venus, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Observing will be on parking of the Watson Soccer Field 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 2019/11/1 11/2 01:00 UT
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

 

Friday evening Public Sky Observing in 2019

2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 11 08 155 12 10 07 05 095 06 04 01 065
Start 6 7 8 8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 9 8 7 6 6
End 7 8 10 10:30 11:00 11:30 11:45 11 10 9 8 8
☽ age 4.3 3.7 9.1 7.7 6.3 5.0 3.7 9.7 8.3 6.7 5.1 9.8
Planets ♆,♂,⛢ ♂,⛢ ⛢,♂ ☿,♂,♃;⚳ ♃,♄;⚳ ♃,♄;⚳ ♃,♄,♆;⚳ ♃,♄,♆ ♃,♄,♆, ♀,♄,♆,⛢
event November 1 previous next January 3 2020

Symbols: Moon ☽, Mercury ☿, Venus ♀, Mars ♂, Jupiter ♃, Saturn ♄, Uranus ⛢ (or ♅), Neptune ♆; Dwarf planet Ceres ⚳


Friday evening Public Sky Observing in 2020: Jan – Mar: Oxbow; May – Oct: Soccer Field

2020 Jan Jan Feb Mar May May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 03 31 28 27

015 29 26 24 285 25 23 20 18
Start 6 6 6:30 8 9 9:30 9:45 9:30 8:30 7:30 7 6 6
End 8 8 8:30 10 11 11:30 11:45 11:30 10:30 9:30 9 8 8
☽ age 8.1 6.4 4.8 3.2 8.7 7.3 6.0 4.7 10.8 9.4 7.9 6.3 4.6
Planets ♀,♆,⛢ ☿,♀,
♆,⛢
♀,♆,⛢ ♀,♆ ☿,♀ ♃,♄ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
event previous next January 3 2020

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks

Dec
10
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
3
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 01/03 @ Oxbow Park
Jan 3 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Friday evening Public Sky Observing in 2020: Jan – Mar: Oxbow; May – Oct: Soccer Field

2020 Jan Jan Feb Mar May May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 03 31 28 27

015 29 26 24 285 25 23 20 18
Start 6 6 6:30 8 9 9:30 9:45 9:30 8:30 7:30 7 6 6
End 8 8 8:30 10 11 11:30 11:45 11:30 10:30 9:30 9 8 8
☽ age 8.1 6.4 4.8 3.2 8.7 7.3 6.0 4.7 10.8 9.4 7.9 6.3 4.6
Planets ♀,♆,⛢ ☿,♀,
♆,⛢
♀,♆,⛢ ♀,♆ ☿,♀ ♃,♄ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
event December 6 previous next January 31

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks

Jan
14
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
31
Fri
Public Night Sky Observing 01/31 @ Oxbow Park
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday evening Public Sky Observing in 2020: Jan – Mar: Oxbow; May – Oct: Soccer Field

2020 Jan Jan Feb Mar May May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 03 31 28 27

015 29 26 24 285 25 23 20 18
Start 6 6 6:30 8 9 9:30 9:45 9:30 8:30 7:30 7 6 6
End 8 8 8:30 10 11 11:30 11:45 11:30 10:30 9:30 9 8 8
☽ age 8.1 6.4 4.8 3.2 8.7 7.3 6.0 4.7 10.8 9.4 7.9 6.3 4.6
Planets ♀,♆,⛢ ☿,♀,
♆,⛢
♀,♆,⛢ ♀,♆ ☿,♀ ♃,♄ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,⛢ ♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
♃,♄,
♆,⛢
event January 3 previous next February 28

Day upper index5 means 5 weeks gap instead of regular 4 weeks

Feb
11
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting @ RCTC Room EA121
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm