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In addition to our occasional planetarium shows, members of the club are available to speak to your group or assist with scouting projects. Astronomy concepts are entertainingly explained using instructional kits generously provided by the Night Sky Network.

If you would like us to present at your venue or set up an observing event, please contact us

Public Sky Night observing at Watson soccer fields [Fridays, Moon in about first quarter] or in other observing sites:
2016 9/10Peace Plaza, 10/14, 11/4
2017 9/29, 10/27, 11/24*1, 12/22*1
2018 1/19*1, 2/23*1, 3/23*2, 4/20, 5/18, 6/22, 7/20, 8/17, 9/14, 10/12, 11/16*2, 12/14*2
2019 1/11*2, 2/08*2, 3/15*2, 4/12, 5/10, 6/07, 7/12, 8/09, 9/06, 10/05, 11/01*3, 12/06*3
2020 1/03*3, 1/31*3, 2/28*3, 3/27*3, 5/01, 5/23*4, 5/29, 6/20*4, 6/26, 7/18*4, 7/24, 8/22*4, 8/28, 9/19*4, 9/25, 10/17*4, 10/23, 11/20, 12/18
2021 5/15*4, 5/21, 6/12*4, 6/18, 7/10*4, 7/16, 8/7*4, 8/13, 9/4*4, 9/10, 10/9*4, 10/15, 11/12*?, 12/10*?

Observing sites:
*0Watson Soccer field, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (Observing with Moon in about first quarter, mostly Fridays)
*1125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
*2Salem Glen Winery, 5211 60th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
*3Oxbow Park, 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, MN 55920
*4Root River park, 4012 80th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904 (Dark Sky observing, mostly Saturdays, low level light pollution)

Outreach articles:
Nice May Night
What to expect at RAC Night Sky Viewing Events
Smoky Mars
Monthly outreach

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