POSTPONED to SAT Nov 19 - Members Only Observing Night
Begins : Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time
Ends : Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 12:30 AM Central Standard Time
Duration : 6 hours
Due to the forecast of a very cold day ( High of 35 ) and possible snow flurries
We are postponing our observing night to Saturday Nov 19
we will NOT be OPEN even if it is clear ! !
Gates will open on Saturday at 4:45 and we will close up by 10:00 PM
See the Nov 19 posting for more details
Please check the website Saturday in case the weather changes.
You will be arriving after sunset due to the return to Standard Time so drive safely. The Gates will open about 6:30 PM This is often a cold time of year so dress accordingly. Coat, Hat, Gloves etc. Check the website for cancellations before heading out.
The moon will rise about 12:30 AM Members nights allows our members to work on their various observing projects, share ideas and help each other with their goals. If Friday has to be Cancelled we may postpone to Saturday Nov 19 if weather forecast improves.. We would appreciate volunteers to help.
Join us for a "Planet Parade" All the visible planets will be visible in the evening sky. Mars is nearing Opposition on Dec 7th so should be a good opportunity to see a bit of surface details.
As a member you can bring family members or a friend that wants to observe with you but no large groups. Please keep minor family members within your observing area with a supervising adult.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
To develop your observing skills, you may want to consider trying to earn one of the over 40 well designed observing certificates from the Astronomical League. Check out some of their Observing Programs
If you are not currently a member you may try one of our RSVP guest nights or you can easily join. Simply go to the JOIN section on our website. Submit the forms online or mail in your membership dues. Click here to Join our Club
You can print off your application or image it as proof of new membership.
Our normal 241st road is still in poor condition.
This map Link gives safer travel directions
ACT Observatory - - NOTE: Do NOT Use GPS
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