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2019 Public Night Schedule for Cottontail Observatory

This is a free event; however, donations are always appreciated. There will be hot coffee, cocoa, & apple cider.
If you have a telescope, feel free to bring it. If you need help with setting it up, come early before the program
starts.

March 9th    Moon phase: Waxing Crescent 8% visible, sets 9:37 PM
7 PM Presentation: Naked Eye Astronomy
8:10 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
8:45 PM to Mid Night (or later) observing through telescopes.

April 6th    Moon phase: New
7:30 PM: Presentation: Our Moon
8:45 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
9:30 PM Observing through telescopes.

May 4th    Moon phase: New
8 PM Presentation: Our Solar System
9:20 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
9:30 PM Observing through telescopes.

June 1st    Moon phase: Waning Crescent 5% visible, sets 7:21 PM
8 PM: Solar Viewing
9 PM: Presentation: Comets
10 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
10:30 PM Observing through telescopes.

July 27th   Moon phase: Waning Crescent 27% visible, rises 2:35 AM on 28th
8 PM: Solar Viewing
9:00 PM: Presentation: Our Star "The Sun"
10:20 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
11 PM Observing through telescopes.

August 24th   Moon phase: Last Qtr 41% visible, rises 1:11 AM on 25th
8 PM: Presentation: Reason for the Seasons
9 PM: A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
9:30 PM Observing through telescopes.

September 21st  Moon phase Last qtr, rises 11:51 PM
7 PM Presentation: Definitions
8:15 PM A tour of the night sky (constellations, asterisms, and visible astronomical objects)
8:45 PM: Observing through telescopes.