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Public Night Sky Observing 02/08

When: February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Salem Glen Winery, 5211 60th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 3.7 days after New Moon, planets  Mars 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 Salem Glen Winery For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/ General public is welcome. Credit: […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse observing – Sunday 1/20/2019

When: January 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Where: History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 W Circle Dr, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Last minute message will be posted here. Observing location  has changed to:  History Center of Olmsted County at 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN Total Lunar Eclipse visible from Rochester MN on Monday January 20/21, 2019   Penumbral Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 8:36:29 pm Partial Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 9:33:54 pm Full Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 10:41:17 […]

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NASA iTech

When: November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Mann Hall, Medical Sciences Building, 321 3rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Speaker Ms. Kira Blackwell is a Program Executive at NASA HQ within the Space Technology Mission Directorate Office. The program “NASA iTech: An innovative way to work with entrepreneurs” is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Rochester MN hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and Collider Coworking at Mann Hall See NASA iTech in Rochester

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*cancelled* World Space Week at Eagle Bluff

When: October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 am
Where: Eagle Bluff, 28097 Goodview Dr, Lanesboro, MN 55949, USA

*** This event has been cancelled due to rain and poor viewing conditions *** 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”. […]

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Public Night Sky Observing 01/11

When: January 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Salem Glen Winery, 5211 60th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets  Mars 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 Salem Glen Winery For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/ General public is welcome. Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio virtual […]

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Public Night Sky Observing 9/14

When: September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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 -1.73 extincted to -1.28 will be visible above South East horizon. Distance from Earth is 0.509 AU (76.1 million kilometers or 4.2 light minutes). Mars is […]

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Public Night Sky Observing 12/14

When: December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901, USA

*** Cancelled due to snow at parking lot *** Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planet Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club. High above East will be visible comet 46P/Wirtanen by binocular, from dark places maybe even by naked eye. Observing will be on parking North of the […]

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CANCELLED-Public Night Sky Observing 11/16

When: November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901, USA

This event has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. 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 […]

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Public Night Sky Observing 10/12

When: October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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 […]