Public Night Sky Observing 12/14

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

*** 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 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

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

Soccer fields 2018-12-16
Snowy Soccer fields 2018-12-16
Full resolution here
Icy Soccer fields 2019-1-4
Icy Soccer fields 2019-1-4
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