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Terri Finch 09-30-2011 01:06 PM

Public Star Party at PVCC Black Mountain Campus Mar 29 2012
Public Star Party at PVCC Black Mountain Campus Mar 29 2012

Bring a friend!
Bring the whole family.
RSVP, please
or 602-561 5398 & leave message.
Terri will confirm your RSVP.

Weather permitting.
Everyone welcome.

Black Mountain Campus is at:

34250 North 60th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85266


Terri Finch 02-07-2012 03:12 PM

RSVP's for this event:
Attending Telescopes & their operators (owners):

Sam & Frank

Public Attending:

Rob R. + 2
Taylor W.
Neil P.
Peggy & Alan L.
Tosha R + 2
Kevin A.
Kraig N.
Neil & Vi C.
Dave & Neome O.
Ron S.
Kurt C + 1
Josh S + 1
Tawana S. + 3
Dan H.
Jenny P.
Jaimee C. + 1
Mike W.
Tom S. + 1
Tammy J.
Scott M.
Total so far: 34

Paula + ?
+80 students & parents of 1st Graders from Lone Mountain Elementary school

PAS Helpers:

Kevin A.

Mike M. will be doing Meteorites. Come see, feel, learn about meteorites.

Terri will be doing Q & A for any one 15 yrs old and younger.
Answer astronomy questions for prizes. Limit 2 prizes each.

Sam & Frank will be showing sunspots and sun flares from 6pm to 6:30
in case anyone wants to see them, or come early.

Leah writes:
Venus is now at its quarter-phase (i.e. half a circle). not a crescent yet, but through a scope you can definitely see that it's "not all there"....

Jupiter: at 7 pm, Europa will be a little below (west of) Jupiter, and Callisto will be a little above (east of) Jupiter. Io and Ganymede will be right near Jupiter's east edge, and then they will both *transit* from 7 to 9 pm. if there is a scope that can show that well (e.g. sometimes you can see their shadow on Jupiter) that is something to show. a transit of two moons.

Mars: good idea, still at opposition. and I think its polar cap is visible.

Saturn will not rise till 8 pm, which means really waiting till 9 pm to see it, and even then it will be low in the east. but if you can show it, everybody loves Saturn! Titan will be just below (east of) Saturn.

even with the Moon up, the Pleiades and the Double Cluster should be easy to show. and Orion Nebula as Terri mentioned. Ursa major, Leo & Virgo are up too. I don't know how visible the "faint fuzzies" will be under those conditions, but good luck!


Terri Finch 03-20-2012 11:08 AM

Viewing on this evening:

Sunset 6:35pm
Venus visible 6:35pm
Moon visible 6:35pm
Jupiter visible 6:50pm and sets 9pm
Mars visible 6:50pm
Orion Nebula visible 6:50pm
Dark is 7:45pm
Saturn rises 8:15pm, best viewed after 9pm

Terri Finch 03-28-2012 11:14 AM

Weather updates:
As of 3/28 11am: Thursday night great weather, 5 mph winds 3% cloud cover.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:28 PM.

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