Event Report:

Another successful night of stargazing for the children at Camp CHOPS!
Acceptable conditions allowed tremendous views of Saturn
as well as some deep sky objects.


NO Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek - Friday 6/3/2011
Page last updated: 2/25/2011 at 1:30 PM

Regardless of weather, we will NOT be meeting behind Fishcreek Elementary School tonight due to
prior commitments by all the telescope owner/operators you've come to know.  Most of us are heavily
involved with the ACA (Astronomy Club of Akron, Inc) and are committed to setting up telescopes
tonight for Camp CHOPS (Children's Hospital Oncology Patients & Staff).
This event at Camp Carl* is scheduled months ahead and we look forward to showing the
campers the wonders of the universe.

*CHANGED LOCATION!!  Not at Camp Christopher as in past years
Camp Carl is located near the intersection of Alliance Rd and Calvin Rd in Ravenna, OH.
Click here for a map and exact directions to Camp Carl.
We'll arrive at the camp by 8:00PM to set up equipment.

Setting up for the campers
Preparing for the campers...going over a list of potential Iridium flares to show the children.
Left to right: ACA members Norm Schmidt aka "Uncle Sam", Jerry Unroe, Andy Marek and Dave Jessie
Photo taken by ACA member Rosaelena Villaseņor

What will be up tonight for us to show the children?

Sunset:     8:56 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:27 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:08 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:58 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     7:17 am  (EDT)
Moon transit:     3:02 pm  (EDT)
Moonset:   10:42 pm  (EDT)
Moon phase:   5% (waxing crescent)

The Moon will appear as a thin crescent tonight at 8:30pm,
approximately two hours before it sets in the western sky.

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