Apr
30
Tue
Presentation & Public Sky Observing 2024-04/30 at Red Wing @ Burnside Elementary School
Apr 30 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

Presentation about Sky
by Dr. Randy Hemann

Dr. Randy Hemann is president of the Rochester Astronomy Club and NASA Solar System Ambassador.

Observing

Public Sky Observing planets Jupiter Uranus very low on horizon, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

What to expect at Public Sky Observing – click here.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.
Backup date: May 1st

Resources: In the Sky April/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 04/30, Sun and Moon 04/30, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
Apr 30 Tue Red Wing 20:14 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 20 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event April 12 previous next May 17

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

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Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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May
10
Fri
Members night 2024-05/10 @ Eagle Bluff parking
May 10 @ 9:15 pm – May 11 @ 4:00 am

Member’s night Observing of the young Moon – 7.4 days after New Moon, planets bright stars, double stars, and more.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.

Moon on Friday May 10 evening


Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Resources: In the Sky May/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 05/10, Sun and Moon 05/10, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 11 Thu Red Wing 19:52 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 2.4 Presentation and observing
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event April 12 previous next May 17

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

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Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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May
14
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting – May 2024 @ RCTC Door 26 Rm# M1406
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please come to the Rochester Astronomy Club monthly meetings! These meetings are free and open to the public. Each month we will try to bring you a different presentation and share observing notes and tips.

Agenda will be published on the Sunday before the meeting.

We will be broadcasting this meeting via ZOOM. You must register for this ZOOM meeting in order to attend. You will only need to register once to attend any of the 2024 ZOOM meetings

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuduuvrjssHtelVwZDZJamB-4-5huFN9w0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May
17
Fri
NCRAL 2024 @ Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Save the date:

NCRAL 2024
Green Bay, WI: Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society

From Northern Lights Newsletter Winter 2023:

NCRAL Members,
We are in the process of gathering the speakers’ bios for NCRAL 2024. We are planning on getting registration up
in late January. People can currently register for rooms at the Kress Inn, located in DePere, Wisconsin. Mention the
NCRAL Convention when you do so. Room rates are $104.00 per night. The phone number is (920) 403-5100. Rooms
include a nice continental breakfast in the mornings. The convention will be held at the Bemis Center located on
the St. Norbert’s College Campus right across the street from the hotel. Friday night will include a Swap and Sell
meet in the Bemis Center. Also, a display area will be for anything unusual in astronomical equipment, books or
other items that may be of interest. I will be bringing some unusual telescopes, and other rare items of interest for
example. The cost of the convention will be set at $120.00 per person which will include the banquet dinner. I’ll
keep you posted as things get finalized.
Gerry Kocken

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR NCRAL 2024
FRIDAY, MAY 17TH
3:00 – 9:00 PM – REGISTRATION OPEN
3:00 – 8:00 PM – PARMENTIER OBSERVATORY TOUR
4:00 – 8:00 PM – DISPLAY AREA OPEN
6:00 – 8:00 PM – SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 – 8:00 PM – SWAP MEET
IF SKY IS CLEAR, VIEWING CAN BE DONE AT OBSERVATORY (SUN SETS AT 8:19)

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
8:00 AM – REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM – DISPLAY AREA OPENS
8:30 – 8:50 AM – OPENING REMARKS
8:50 AM – 9:40 AM – JERRY SCHAEFER, “3-D PRINTING INTRODUCTION AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU”
9:40 AM – 10:00 BREAK
9:55 – DOOR PRIZES
10:00 – 10:50 AM – RICHARD JACOBSEN, “30 INCHES, NO LADDER, NO TRAILER”
10:50 AM – 11:40 – DICK FRANCINI, “ASTRO SKETCHING: NOT AS INTIMIDATING TO DO AS YOU MIGHT THINK”
11:45 AM – GROUP PHOTO
12:00 PM – LUNCH (on your own)
1:30 PM – 2:15PM – ALISON KLESMAN,“MULTIWAVELENGTH”
2:15 – 2:40 PM – BREAK
2:35 – DOOR PRIZES
2:40 PM – 3:30 – RODRIGO ROESCH, “DEEP SKY IMAGING WITH CMOS SENSOR”
2:30 PM – DEADLINE FOR TRIVIA CONTEST AND ASTROPHOTO BALLOTS
3:00 PM – REGISTRATION CLOSES
3:30 PM – NCRAL COUNCIL/BUSINESS MEETING
4:35 PM – DOOR PRIZES/ANNOUNCEMENTS
4:40 PM – AFTERNOON SESSION ENDS
6:30 PM – SOCIAL HOUR
7:30 PM – BANQUET DINNER
8:30 PM – 9:30 – B0B KING (BANQUET SPEAKER), “WHAT CAUSES THE AURORA’S DIFFERENT COLORS AND WHY ARE THEY SO DIFFICULT TO SEE?”
9:30 PM AWARDS AND DOOR PRIZES
10:00 PM CONVENTION CLOSING

Public Sky Observing 2024-05/17 @ Watson Soccer Field
May 17 @ 9:15 pm – 11:15 pm
Public Sky Observing 2024-5/17 @ Watson Soccer Field
May 17 @ 9:15 pm – 11:15 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 8.4 days after New Moon, planets bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

What to expect at Public Sky Observing – click here.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.

Moon on Friday May 17 evening


Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Resources: In the Sky May/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 05/17, Sun and Moon 05/17, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 11 Thu Red Wing 19:52 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 2.4 Presentation and observing
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event May 10 previous next June 01

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

Color code
Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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Jun
1
Sat
Public Sky Observing 2024-06/01 @ Root River Park
Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Public Sky Observing of the planets bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

What to expect at Public Sky Observing – click here.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.

Resources: In the Sky June/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 06/01, Sun and Moon 06/01, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 11 Thu Red Wing 19:52 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 2.4 Presentation and observing
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event May 17 previous next June 07

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

Color code
Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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Jun
7
Fri
Members night 2024-06/07 @ Eagle Bluff parking
Jun 7 @ 9:45 pm – Jun 8 @ 4:00 am

Member’s Observing of the young Moon – 0.4 days after New Moon, planets bright stars, double stars, and more.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.

Moon on Friday June 7 evening


Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Resources: In the Sky June/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 06/07, Sun and Moon 06/07, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 11 Thu Red Wing 19:52 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 2.4 Presentation and observing
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event June 01 previous next June 14

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

Color code
Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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Jun
11
Tue
Monthly Club Meeting – June 2024 @ RCTC Door 26 Rm# M1406
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please come to the Rochester Astronomy Club monthly meetings! These meetings are free and open to the public. Each month we will try to bring you a different presentation and share observing notes and tips.

Agenda will be published on the Sunday before the meeting.

We will be broadcasting this meeting via ZOOM. You must register for this ZOOM meeting in order to attend. You will only need to register once to attend any of the 2024 ZOOM meetings

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuduuvrjssHtelVwZDZJamB-4-5huFN9w0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jun
14
Fri
Public Sky Observing 2024-06/14 @ Watson Soccer Field
Jun 14 @ 9:45 pm – 11:45 pm

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 7.8 days after New Moon, planets bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

What to expect at Public Sky Observing – click here.

Reload this page before you leave for the event. Event can be cancelled in case of cloudy weather or another reason.

Moon on Friday June 14 evening


Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Resources: In the Sky June/2024, Phases of the Moon 2024, Planets rise and set 06/14, Sun and Moon 06/14, Sun today, Holidays 2024
Moon Features You Can See From Earth,
Messier list, Caldwell list, Double stars list, Carbon stars list

2024 Public Sky Observing Plan
Month Day DoW Location Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets Title
Jan 19 Fri Oxbow Park 17:03 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 8.0 Rob Reid Presentation
Feb 16 Fri Oxbow Park 17:41 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6.5 Luka Bajzer Presentation
Mar 15 Fri Oxbow Park 19:19 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 4.9 Josef Presentation
Apr 11 Thu Red Wing 19:52 8:45 PM 10:15 PM 2.4 Presentation and observing
Apr 12 Fri Oxbow Park 19:53 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 3.3 Presentation and observing
May 10 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:31 9:15 PM 4:00 AM 7.4 @Members night
May 17 Fri Watson 20:33 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 8.4 5/18 Astronomy Day
Jun 01 Sat Root River Park 20:48 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 24.3
Jun 07 Fri Eagle Bluff 20:51 9:45 PM 4:00 AM 0.4 @Members night
Jun 14 Fri Watson 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 7.8
Jun 29 Sat Root River Park 20:58 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 21.9
Jul 06 Sat Frontenac 20:56 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 0.7 Presentation and observing
Jul 12 Fri Watson 20:53 9:45 PM 11:45 PM 5.4
Jul 27 Sat Root River Park 20:40 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 20.6
Aug 09 Fri Watson 20:23 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 3.8
Aug 10 Sat Forestville 20:22 9:15 PM 11:15 PM 4.7 State wide star party
Aug 24 Sat Root River Park 20:00 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 19.2
Aug 31 Sat Frontenac 19:48 7:45 PM 10:45 PM 26.4 Presentation and observing
Sep 04 Wed Elgin 19:39 8:30 PM 10:30 PM 1.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 05 Thu Dodge Center PL 19:38 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 2.3 Presentation and observing
Sep 06 Fri Eagle Bluff 19:37 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 3.2 !StarBQ
Sep 07 Sat Eagle Bluff 19:35 8:45 PM 10:45 PM 4.1 !StarBQ
Sep 21 Sat Root River Park 19:09 8:15 PM 10:15 PM 17.7
Oct 11 Fri Watson 18:33 7:15 PM 9:15 PM 8.3 10/12 Astronomy Day
Oct 26 Sat Root River Park 18:08 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 23.4
Nov 08 Fri Oxbow Park 16:51 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6.9 ?? Presentation
Dec 06 Fri Oxbow Park 16:32 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 4.4 ?? Presentation
event June 07 previous next June 29

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

Color code
Oxbow Park Root River Park Soccer Fields Out of Rochester Moon visible

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